Subscripts, Bars, and Other Modifiers
Here is a typical palette of modifiers.
allows you to use any expression as a subscript.
Unless you specifically tell it otherwise, Mathematica
will interpret a superscript as a power.
|Ctrl+_ or Ctrl+-||go to the position for a subscript|
|Ctrl++ or Ctrl+4||go to the position underneath|
|Ctrl+^ or Ctrl+6||go to the position for a superscript|
|Ctrl+& or Ctrl+7||go to the position on top|
|Ctrl+Space||return from a special position|
Special input forms based on control characters. The second forms given should work on any keyboard.
This enters a subscript using control keys.
Just as Ctrl+^ and Ctrl+_ go to superscript and subscript positions, so also Ctrl+& and Ctrl+4 can be used to go to positions directly above and below. With the layout of a standard English-language keyboard Ctrl+& is directly to the right of Ctrl+^ while Ctrl+4 is directly to the right of Ctrl+_.
Ways to enter some common modifiers using control keys.
You can use
as a variable.