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

asked 2019-03-03 05:40:08 +0200

Pranav Bbhattarai gravatar image

updated 2019-03-03 19:48:54 +0200

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.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 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.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 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?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 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.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 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".

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 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.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-03-04 15:42:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-03-03 06:59:46 +0200

InsertSpecial Character:

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Or type U+b1, then Alt+X.

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Simply b1 then Alt+X is enough.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 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).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 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

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-03-03 12:33:08 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-03-03 07:58:10 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi

Type:

:+-:

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

Regards

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The best option

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 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)

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 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+=.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-03-03 11:50:35 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-03-17 08:19:40 +0200

bobpegram gravatar image

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

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answered 2019-03-03 11:52:31 +0200

gabix gravatar image

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

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