I have problem with output traditional form of sign above the constant. When I copy/paste in word it is far away up. Is there solution for this?

 BB /: MakeBoxes[BB[n_], TraditionalForm] := 
 StyleBox[\"A\",\nFontFamily->\"Times New Roman\",\n\
 FontWeight->\"Plain\",\nFontSlant->\"Italic\"], \"^\"],\nFontFamily\
 ->\"Times New Roman\",\nFontWeight->\"Plain\",\nFontSlant->\"Italic\"\
  ]\)", RowBox[{Sequence @@ 
   Riffle[Table["\!\(\*SubscriptBox[\(c\), \(1\)]\)", {1}], 2]}]]}]

BB[1] // TraditionalForm
BB[2] // TraditionalForm
  • $\begingroup$ It seems to me Word 2013 uses FromCharacterCode[770] instead of FromCharacterCode[94] (i.e. the ordinary ^) for the overhat. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ how to fix it in word 2010? What is charactercode? $\endgroup$
    – Pipe
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have 2010 aside. But I think they can use the same MathML syntax. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 17:37

1 Answer 1


I don't have a Word 2010 aside. But I think the MathML syntax would be the some. The following method works for my Word 2013.

Create the desired formula in Word with the built-in formula editor:

Mathematica graphics

Then copy and paste it into Mathematica:

Mathematica graphics

Check the cell expression:

    OverscriptBox["A", "^",
    SubscriptBox["c", "2"]],
   AutoDelete->True], TraditionalForm]], "Input"]

So we have our magic spell, an OverscriptBox with the option of DiacriticalPositioning -> True!

Thus a definition like the following should work fine with MS Word:

BB /: MakeBoxes[BB[n_], TraditionalForm] := 
 SubscriptBox[OverscriptBox["A", "^", DiacriticalPositioning -> True],
   SubscriptBox["c", n]]

Mathematica graphics

Simply Ctrl+c or Copy As -> MathML, then paste in Word.

  • $\begingroup$ @Pipe You're welcome :) Thanks for accepting. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 18:28
  • $\begingroup$ Perfect, congrats. I can male similar code for brackets also? Instead of traditional form u(v(r(b))) to get this u{v[r(b)]}, I am not sure how to recognize order of brackets? Thank you very much in any case. Regards, Pipe :) $\endgroup$
    – Pipe
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Pipe Yes I think the principle behind is the same. MathML is a very useful intermediary for transferring formulas. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 4:42

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