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Underscripts

How to type

Type the expression that will have an underscript.

Type x

Create an underscript by pressing the Control key and the = key (or the + key) at the same time.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified= RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified+ RightModified

Type an underscore into the placeholder (which is already selected).

Type _

Move the insertion point out of the underscript position up to the baseline by pressing the Control and Space keys at the same time.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

Press the Control key and the = key (or the + key) at the same time. This creates a pair of placeholders, one on the baseline and another in the underscript position.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified= RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified+ RightModified

Type an underscore into the placeholder in the underscript (which is already selected).

Type _

Press the TabKey key to select the placeholder that is on the baseline.

Press TabKey

Type the expression over the underscript.

Type x+y

Press Control-Space to get out of the underscripted expression.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

Another way to type

Type x+y

Select the expression. (You can select by dragging, by pressing Control-Dot repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)

Select x+y

Press the Control and + keys together to create a placeholder in the underscript position.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified+ RightModified

Type an underscore in the underscript position.

Type _

Press Control-Space to get up to the baseline.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

Type lim, press ControlKeyLeftModified+ RightModified

Type x

Press EscapeKey, type - >, press EscapeKey

Type a, press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

Type f[x]