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Hypertext Help with LaTeX


To get an expression, exp, to appear as a subscript, you just type _{exp}.

Can be used only in math mode. Thus, for a simple expression that is part of the running text:

    H$_2$O is the formula for water

should display as "H2O is the formula for water". Note that the braces around the argument may be omitted if the subscript is a single character.

If a symbol has both subscripts and superscripts, the order doesn't matter. The following are equivalent:




Subscripts are normally displayed in a smaller font; to prevent this and, for example, use a standard Roman font, one would use;

    $J_{\rm Roman}$

See also: Math Formulas, Superscripts
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Revised 31 May 1995.