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Subscript and Superscript with MS Word 2007 Equations

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If you happen to use MS Word 2007 for equations and wonders why the heck there isn't a shortcut to subscript and superscript then you will like what I just found couple of minutes ago.

If you want to type e1 with 1 as subscript just type e_1. The moment you hit space it will become what you want. To make 1 superscript type e^1 and space. Enjoy!

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  1. That is fantastic. I'm a high school math teacher and my district just upgraded to Office 2007 from 97 (we never used 2003). Jumping to no keyboard shortcuts is a pain. I checked out what you did and tried using the / key for division as well. It created a fraction!
    So, I have a question. Any idea how to quickly insert a radical symbol?

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    1. If you have to write lots of equation (mostly scientific with some greek symbols etc) than there is hidden shortcut in MS Word which has to be activated manually by user. This method is fantastic and is nicely explained in https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbTE-xLDPxtBP-TE2fS1MysSqFCkHh1N3

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  2. Yes, you can simply type \sqrt and when you hit space it'll become the radical symbol.

    It seems like MS word supports most of the escape sequences in LaTex. So you might find this common LaTex command set helpful to be used in Word as well https://authors.aps.org/latex/

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  3. Thank you. It surprisingly works.

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  4. wonderful! i've been trying for two days but tried this it started working!! thanks dude!

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  5. its really good, you have solved my big problem

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  6. thanks a lot dude... :)

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  8. Also, if the subscript part is not simply one letter or number, but a bunch of them, then you need to put the whole subscript part in () after you type underscore. For example, if you need to type ei-1, with i-1 subscripted, then you simply type e_(i-1).

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  9. Thank you very much, Saliya !!!

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  10. Many thanks ...........

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  11. This is really helpful. And I want to type mod values like mode v (v with underscore). How to type these mod values in equation editor in MS WORD ?

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  12. @Namah: I am not quite sure what you meant by "mod values"?

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  13. OH WOW THANK YOU. For years I had to press the stupid "E^x" button then choose insert subscript or superscript. thank you so much, been searching for this forever.

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  14. Thanks a lot... most other sites did not mention that space bar should be pressed.

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  15. super thanks; two other sites gave control sequences that didn't work. This worked no problem :)

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  16. Thanks a lot for a very simple but, yet useful trick...

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  17. Thanks a ton for the simple and fantastic solution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. feeling very happy to get it.
    thanks a lot

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  19. Thank you so much! You made my day!!!

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