# How to write +- one above another? There should have been a subscript/superscript type of feature to do this. (updated)

I am writing these documents, where I have to write 4+-3, but + being at the top, not at the side and minus being below the plus.

(Giving the example of who might have made this possible will not apparently encourage some people. Following the downvote )

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I bet Microsoft has cracked this issue.

What has this do with the issue? it's irrelevant comment meant to create some emotional response, with no supporting evidence or value.

( 2019-03-03 08:55:26 +0200 )edit
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Perhaps OP may find that other software more nearly meets their needs as it seems LO falls short in several ways, in their eyes.

( 2019-03-03 09:14:59 +0200 )edit

I bet Microsoft has cracked this issue.

The only issue I see here is that you are a semi-literate luser that doesn't know very basic things. How is Microsoft supposed to crack it?

( 2019-03-03 11:47:37 +0200 )edit

No software, no user, and no organisation of standardisation (like the Unicode Consortium) can heal all the nonsense and poisonous confusion of the Babylonian type introduced over milennia of handwritten codices and even more confused in a brillant way since the invention of the typewriter and the keyboard.

( 2019-03-03 12:37:07 +0200 )edit

Moreover I would judge the "I bet Microsoft has cracked this issue." to be intended a "cum grano ioci".

( 2019-03-03 12:53:38 +0200 )edit

Giving the example of who might have made this possible will not apparently encourage some people

:-) Well - what was here prior to the last change was not an "example" - it was some wild guess without any value. Writing "In MSO, I do this and that" or "this link tells how that is implemented in MSO" is helpful; writing "I bet MSO does it right" is totally unhelpful.

( 2019-03-04 15:42:31 +0200 )edit

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InsertSpecial Character:

Or type U+b1, then Alt+X.

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Simply b1 then Alt+X is enough.

( 2019-03-03 11:45:28 +0200 )edit

Simply b1 then Alt+X is enough

In simple cases yes - but this has a potential for a problem, if the b1 immediately follows something that may be confused as part of the Unicode character code (like 2 then immediately b1 then Alt+X would combine 2b1 into ʱ).

( 2019-03-03 12:00:46 +0200 )edit

In cases of the kind, whether simple or not, prefixing the U+ (or a sloppy u+) would disambiguate everything.
U+b1 will correctly transform to ± on Alt+X, and will reversely transform/complete on the next Alt+X to U+00b1

( 2019-03-03 12:33:08 +0200 )edit

Hi

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:+-:

The auto-correction mechanism will replace... (see ToolsAutoCorrectAutoCorrect OptionsReplace tab)

Regards

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The best option

( 2019-03-03 08:07:25 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski Thank you. However, it can sometimes conflict with local settings (such as adding an unbreakable space in French before specific punctuation, the":" in particular)

( 2019-03-03 08:13:28 +0200 )edit

The best option

Not really, although a very good one. The best option (if you need it often) is to simply assign the desired character to a key/key combination using the respective features of the operating system or desktop environment. This will produce the desired character in other applications as well. Mine is AltGr+=.

( 2019-03-03 11:50:35 +0200 )edit

One solution is to underline the plus sign ( + ).

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One more option (for users of a good operating system, of course): Compose + - or Compose - +.

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