this should be pretty simple
I have a variable that needs both a superscript and a subscript next to it.
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.
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.
I was able to get this with the old-fashioned equation editor in FrameMaker 2019:
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.
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
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?
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.
I believe he's talking about variables in the math sense, not the FrameMaker sense.
Press the spacebar to select in an equation.
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.