When I add a sub- or superscript to a letter in a
"Text" cell using the "Writing Assistant" palette this letter becomes
Moreover the letter "v" in the subscript is wrongly formatted as being a variable. How to typeset it as
You can compute in a separate cell this expression:
and then paste the output in your in-line text where you need it. Many things will work, including ideas from comments, - compare the difference in the outlook:
To understand the difference click in any version and press CTRL+SHIFT+E. I guess you need to choose the version more suitable for your case.
While j-- idea is neat and preferable for simple cases, while dealing with complex in-line expressions with many indexes and other italicized forms - it is better compute desirable style at once for the whole expression.
To address programatically issue mentioned by Jens - the gab between characters in the subscript - one could use
You could take the approach of defining a custom style to make the text look however you like, within the bounds of Mathematica's formatting capabilities. For example, in the private style sheet I paste:
Now in a new text cell enter my subscript and select it:
Then I press Alt+0 and enter
As you can see this also addresses the spacing concern that Jens discussed. You can keep multiple styles for different purposes, each with potentially extensive customization.
and not this:
I'm using the version 8 default style, but the argument is the same in version 9.
And how do I get the correct output? Unfortunately, it requires several additional key presses:
I wish I had an easier answer, but if you want the "right" look this appears to be the shortest path. I tried doing the
It may be best to define such textual subscripts as "macros" if you plan on re-using them.
You could, for example, type the sentence and the subscript part just as you did using the Writing Assistant pallette. Then, you can highlight the letter C and switch it to
One satisfactory workaround is to represent as
I think that such option should be included in the "Writing Assistant" palette. At this moment there is not too many assistance from it...