how to depict a subscript and superscript on the same variable?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 28, 2020 Apr 28, 2020

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this should be pretty simple

I have a variable that needs both a superscript and a subscript next to it.

like this 

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I have tried the equation tool, it seems to have everything you can think of except this.

the only thing I can think of is to use the graphics tool but that is way overkill for a short formula that really belongs inline text.

any ideas?

thanks

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Never having need to do this, V subscript A, with a Rubi "min" on the A might get you started.

Rubi properties are in Format » Document

Whether or not you can specify Rubi in a Variable, I don't know.

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I was able to get this with the old-fashioned equation editor in FrameMaker 2019:

 

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There are micro-positioning buttons in the Positioning page of the palette so you should be able to move the A over to the left.

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thanks. i am getting close.   is there a trick to selecting a certain element in an equation, so you can edit or move it?  I can't seem to get the cursor where I need it to be

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Legacy FM equations can do this (as can other methods & hacks), but to get back to the original question, do you need to do this in a Variable construct?

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Apr 29, 2020 Apr 29, 2020

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it's really  a simple equation, other than the fact that I need a superscript and subscript on the same variable.    I can pretty much get it to work but I am struggling getting the equation editor to respond when I am trying to select a certain element in the equation, in order to move it with the "micropositioning" tools, or even let's say I just want to select an element to add to the complexity.   let's say there is an  M variable and I want to select it and make into "M+1".   i spent the better part of an hour yesterday trying to select the M so I can edit it.  I was clicking on it, control-clicking on it. right-clicking on it, tabbing through the equation.  nothing seemed to work.   

 

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Gary,

Your questions may be answered at https://www.daube.ch/docu/files/compendium.pdf#page=353

Klaus

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Might just as well download that compendium, @garybeckwith. It is packed with useful information.

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I believe he's talking about variables in the math sense, not the FrameMaker sense.

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Press the spacebar to select in an equation.

 

~Barb 

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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You can use the Exponent button to create the superscript and then the Subscript button to create the subscript. I have had no luck in using the Superscript button in a way that lets stack a subscript underneath.

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