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Grace
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:39 pm    Post subject: How to insert subscript & superscript as in chemical symbols
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I am doing a laboratory work write up and l have to insert subscripts, for
example as in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) the 2 should be a subscript.
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Jay Freedman
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: How to insert subscript & superscript as in chemical sym [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Grace wrote:
> I am doing a laboratory work write up and l have to insert
> subscripts, for example as in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) the 2 should
> be a subscript.

Subscript and superscript are ordinary font formatting. There are checkboxes
for them in the Format > Font dialog. There are also shortcut keys, Ctrl+=
for subscript and Ctrl+Shift+= for superscript.

For other sorts of symbols, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm.

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Jay Freedman
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Tom Ferguson
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: How to insert subscript & superscript as in chemical sym [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The subscripts and superscripts inserted in the way Jay suggests are
reduced in point size from the regular text. If you want the
subscripted/superscripted text at the same size it is better to use the
lower or raise baseline commands.

To set these up on the tool bar:
Place the cursor on a blank space on the top of the toolbar area and
right mouse click. Select Customize Commands. Select All
Commands from the list window and Lowered (or Raised) and select the
no of pts to Lower or Raise. I suggest you try 3 pt. Drag the Raised to
the toolbar and position it as you see fit. Next right click and edit the
button to something suitable if you wish.

Alternately, you can use the Equation editor. I found that
unsatisfactory.


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Tom Ferguson
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:I am doing a laboratory work write up and l have to insert subscripts,
for
: example as in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) the 2 should be a subscript.
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Tom Ferguson
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: How to insert subscript & superscript as in chemical sym [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Addendum:

Alternately, you can use the Equation editor. I found that
unsatisfactory _except_ in cases when you want a subscript and
superscript on the same symbol.

TF
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Mike Hyndman
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How to insert subscript & superscript as in chemical sym [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Mon, 3 Oct 2005 12:04:33 -0400, "Jay Freedman"
wrote:

>Grace wrote:
>> I am doing a laboratory work write up and l have to insert
>> subscripts, for example as in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) the 2 should
>> be a subscript.
>
>Subscript and superscript are ordinary font formatting. There are checkboxes
>for them in the Format > Font dialog. There are also shortcut keys, Ctrl+=
>for subscript and Ctrl+Shift+= for superscript.
>
>For other sorts of symbols, see
>http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm.
Grace,
If as you say you do a lot of this type of text entry, a real time saver
would to make a list of your most commonly typed equations, apply the
sub/superscript options as Jay suggests and then add them to your Auto
correct text list. Then, when you type say, H2O it will put the correct
subscripted version in for you.
HTH
MH
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