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Superscripts

How to type

Type the symbol that will have the superscript.

Type x

Create a superscript by pressing the Control key and the 6 key (or the Caret key) at the same time.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified6 RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified^ RightModified

Type the superscript into the placeholder (which is already selected).

Type i

Move the insertion point out of the superscript position down to the

baseline by pressing the Control and Space keys at the same time.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

See the example for to see how to avoid multiplying the two superscripts.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified^ RightModified

Type i, press SpaceKey, type j

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

Create a placeholder in the superscript position.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified^ RightModified

To avoid multiplying the two superscripts, separate them with an invisible comma. To type the alias for an invisible comma, press the Escape key before and after typing a comma.

Type 2, press EscapeKey, type a comma, press EscapeKey, type 3

Get out of the superscript position up to the baseline with Control-Space.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

The first three steps create and fill in the superscript and its subscript.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified^ RightModified

Type n, press ControlKeyLeftModified_ RightModified

Type i

It takes two Control-Spaces to get down to the baseline.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey twice