Subscripts in forums?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Wendy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Wendy

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    I know I'm missing the obvious, but how do I subscript (and other formatting conventions) in the forums? I wanted to write H2 and O2 as in H20, with no luck in another post, and using the epsolon symble hasn't helped either.
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    Go the advanced reply mode. Click on the sigma in the upper Right corner. In the drop down, you will find subscripts and superscripts. John

    PS: I have never gotten it to work right, and even if it did, it is too much bother. Have fun. :)
     
  3. Dave

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    John is right about it being part of the LaTeX editor, if you follow his steps it creates the following code in tex-tags (i.e. [ t e x ] [ / t e x ], but without the spaces):

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
    1. _{}
    To create H20 you need to put the 2 in the parentheses {}, with H and O either side:

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
    1. H_{2}O
    Which gives:

    H_{2}O

    The key to LaTeX is to put what you are specifically formatting inside the {}, so for subscripts it is the item that you are subscripting that goes inside the {}, in your case Bill this would be the number 2.

    Dave
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    I will play with it a little more. The problem I had was that the little icons for placement didn't seem to work right. Obviously, experience is the key.

    Thanks for the detailed explanation.

    John
     
  5. Wendy

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    OK, I was leaving the H and O out of the LaTex scripting. Got it. H_{2}O
     
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