In a word-processing document, select the equation, then in the Arrange sidebar, click the Text Wrap pop-up menu to choose how text wraps around the equation.
Click the equation, then use the controls in the sidebar to change the font size and color. You can also drag a handle on the equation to change its font size. Convert a non-inline equation to an inline equation: In a word-processing document, select the equation, then in the Arrange sidebar, click the Move with Text button.
Click the Text Wrap pop-up menu, then choose Inline with Text. Drag the equation to its final location. Click Insert. Edit an equation: Double-click the equation, make your changes, then click Update. Delete an equation: Click the equation, then press Delete on your keyboard. Drag the equation to another location on the page.
So be in either of those apps and start typing as usual, then when you hit the point where you want to insert superscript or subscript text just do the following:. Subscript and superscript are also supported in the Microsoft Office suite for Mac too. Speaking of Office, if you are aiming to type the baseline shifted text in Pages and then save the file as a Word.
For those situations, it may be best to save the file as a PDF and send that across platforms instead. A much preferable way to quickly type subscript and superscript on the Mac is with two specific keyboard shortcuts in Pages app. Hitting the key sequence again will move the next typed text to regular baseline.
Note these keystrokes are limited to Pages by default, and they are not immediately available in TextEdit. A quick sidenote, using superscript is not necessary to type the temperature symbol on the Mac, you can use a specific keystroke to type the degree symbol instead. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox! Enter your email address below:. This is incorrect. And this is why I cannot use Pages as a chemistry teacher. Too many steps to use something I frequently use.
Imagine typing a chem test with 30 or more formulas! Hope Apple will fix this someday!
Subscripts and Superscripts are non-existent in the Pages for iOS. And it HAS to be done in this sequence, continue to hold each button down as you go: To get out of superscript mode, follow the same sequence again. Follow the sequence again to go back to your regular font size. Hope this helps! And thanks to everyone else who answered! Then repeat 1 control 2 command 3 — to get out of subscript mode…. Thank you Katie! You saved a chemist life!
That works, actually, there is no other possible way excluding some minor modifications. The problem is it does take a very big deal of time to write a simple reaction. Everyone actually needs an add-in, where you first enter reactant-product number, reaction type kinetic or equilibrium and automatically it will insert superscript-subscript enabled units with an appropriate arrow between them.
We really need this thing. I love these shortcuts, thanks a lot. Guray - there is such an addon. Only for office in Windows. There is third method to this which is math auto-correct. This method is similar to LaTeX. Since I don't know how to write math in comment, i am posting some links that will be beneficial for all. Add a public comment to this FAQ Entry.
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