[Issue] 'Prime' character, super/subscripts spacing

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[Issue] 'Prime' character, super/subscripts spacing

Postby jdpipe » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:51 am

Hi all

I would like to write some stuff like "m-dot prime subscript p". I have used the syntax

{dot m}'_p

but it causes the 'prime' to take up horizontal space, such that the subscript 'p' is in a silly spot.

In Tex syntax, the nice solution is to use the '\prime' character, e.g. {\dot m}^\prime_p which works nicely. But it appears that neither 'prime' nor '%prime' are defined in OpenOffice.

Any suggestions?
Last edited by Hagar Delest on Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:44 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: Tagged the thread as issue (link to a bug report).
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Re: 'Prime' character?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:21 am

Try: {dot m}binom{'}{p}
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Re: 'Prime' character?

Postby jdpipe » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:44 am

That's not much good either, I'm afraid. See attached, which corresponds to the following input:

{dot m}binom{'}{p} " " {dot m}_p' " " {dot m}'_p " " {dot m}_p^{italic "'"}
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No nice way of doing primes: {dot m}binom{'}{p} " " {dot m}_p' " " {dot m}'_p " " {dot m}_p^{italic "'"}
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Re: 'Prime' character?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:13 am

You're absolutely right.

You should subscribe and vote for it (up to 2 votes per issue): Issue 57414 - Wide spacing between variables and sub/super scripts. I've added my 2 votes.
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Re: [Issue] 'Prime' character, super/subscripts spacing

Postby jdpipe » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:26 am

OK, added a link back from bugzilla to this page too.
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