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Old October 3rd 05, 04:39 PM
Grace
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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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Old October 3rd 05, 05:04 PM
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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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Old October 3rd 05, 05:53 PM
Tom Ferguson
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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.


Let us know.

Tom Ferguson
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: example as in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) the 2 should be a subscript.


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Old October 3rd 05, 10:19 PM
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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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Old October 4th 05, 01:08 PM
Mike Hyndman
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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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