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Index (mis)placement

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 am
by sfdavis1089
Different fonts (the worst being Cambria Math) position my subscripts/superscripts higher or lower than others. How can I nudge these indices to the same levels for all
fonts? I can be reached via « Deleted ».

 Edit: Email address removed for privacy [robleyd, Moderator] 

Re: Index (mis)placement

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:50 pm
by Zizi64
Please upload your ODF type real sample file heee.

Re: Index (mis)placement

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 pm
by MrProgrammer
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

sfdavis1089 wrote:How can I nudge these indices to the same levels for all fonts?
The question seems to be similar to asking, in Writer, how one can construct a document whose page count will be identical for all fonts. That isn't possible, since spacing characteristics for letters, and thus their flow onto pages, depend on the font which is chosen.

In the Math component of OpenOffice, for a given font, you can adjust the spacing with Format → Spacing → Category → Indices. This allows you to specify the adjustment as a percentage. But the vertical position of the index on the page will depend on the font, since not all fonts are have same size.

The supplied attachment, because it is a picture, is not helpful.

Re: Index (mis)placement

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 pm
by sfdavis1089
Sorry. If the forum had taken files in MML format, I would have sent them earlier.
trial3.odf
Scratchpaper MML file converted to ODF
(7.17 KiB) Downloaded 174 times

I tried out «MrProgrammer»'s recommendation. I'm also phasing out the offending, margin-laden font (Cambria) in favour of the more compact Lucida Sans Unicode.

Re: Index (mis)placement

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:29 am
by robleyd
For future reference, you could zip the mml file and upload that way.