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Math symbols formatting

  1. Apr 6, 2003 #1
    how do you type superscript Text and subscript Text, not using the symbols like 2^2 ?
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  3. Apr 6, 2003 #2
    2[ sup ]2[ /sup ], but without the spaces (sub for subscripts), see: 22, 22
  4. Apr 7, 2003 #3

    got it, thx
  5. Apr 14, 2003 #4

    But what about the integration and differentiation signs? and the rest of these signs too, if possible.

  6. Apr 14, 2003 #5
    Whenever you post a reply, you will see a box containing some "smilies" on the left.
    Under this box, there is a link saying "Get More".
    Click it.
    A new window will pop up, you will find lot of math symbols there.
    Examples (dont' forget to delete the spaces between [ ] )
    [ inte ] [inte]
    [ squ ] [squ]
    [ del ] [del]
    And others ...
  7. Apr 14, 2003 #6
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  8. Apr 14, 2003 #7


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    It seems all greek letters can be written in the & name (no space in-between) format. However, your choice of font will affect how nice the letters look. Here's the lower case greek alphabet in times new roman:


    You can always fall back on windows-style specification of symbols. For instance, if you hold down the alt-key and enter numbers on the number pad, you can get:

    × alt-0215
    ÷ alt-0247

    I would be entirely unsurprised if there's pre-existing documentation of all of the characters one can create via the "& name" format, but I don't know where it is.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2003
  9. Apr 14, 2003 #8
    Some one posted a link to a pretty exhaustive site documenting the &name format characters. The link is in the feedback forum in a topic called math symbols or something, its near the bottom and is really good.
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