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### Janelle Clausen - Subscripts in text mode

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 Subscripts in text mode topic started 8/5/2003; 5:24:57 PMlast post 8/5/2003; 7:28:02 PM
 Janelle Clausen - Subscripts in text mode  8/5/2003; 5:24:57 PM (reads: 870, responses: 1) I have a question about text formatting. Is it possible to use subscripts in text mode? For example, is there a way express a molecular formula, such as carbon dioxide, as CO_2? (I'm fairly new to webworks, so please excuse my ignorance if this is a simple question.) Thanks! Janelle <| Post or View Comments |>

 John Jones - Re: Subscripts in text mode  8/5/2003; 7:28:02 PM (reads: 1108, responses: 0) Yes, The idea is to make it a math formula (which is the proper way to do it in LaTeX). By default, the "CO" would be set as if they are math variables (so in italic), so you also need toadjust for that. The formula for carbon dioxide is $$\textrm{CO}_2$$. John <| Post or View Comments |>