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Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: pbeyersdorf on Oct 27, '08 10:47:20AM
Another technique that I have used is to use a keyboard layout editor (I used ukelele) to make a custom keyboard layout with the greek characters on it. I assigned option-a to be α, option-b to be β and so on. I then can quickly add greek characters in any application. The keyboard layout file can be found on my iDisk public folder. It is named science.keylaout. Just drop it into your /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ folder. Log out and log back in and then go into the international preference pane and select the new keyboard layout.
Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: prash2anth on Oct 27, '08 12:19:39PM

It is possibly easier to use Cmd= and Cmd+ for subscripts and superscripts?

Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: ryan.axiom on Oct 27, '08 01:44:13PM

I hate using word to do stuff like this...of course I'm a mathematician.

This is what LaTeX was designed for. It's pretty easy to learn and it generates pdfs natively in OS X in the first place.

Nice to know you can do it in Word though. Excellent tip.

Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: frgough on Oct 27, '08 06:30:10PM

Riiiight.

Because it's so much easier and quicker during class to write:

$\epsilon$

PDF it so you can get it in human readable form, edit the file again to make it $\Epsilon$ then pdf it again and find out you left the left bracket out of 45${\circ}$, so make that change and PDF again...

In case you hadn't noticed, people who preach that hand-coding markup language to create formatted text annoy the h*ll out of me. Computers were created precisely to automate this sort of crap so I DON'T have to do it.

Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: las3rjock on Nov 02, '08 09:55:41AM

I hate to generalize, but only an idiot would recompile any kind of source file (LaTeX, C, Java, etc.) that frequently.

Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: bpartridge on Oct 29, '08 08:46:56AM

But what if you want to record the lecture, and synchronize each line of notes with what the professor's saying?

Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: joppe on Oct 29, '08 12:11:26PM
My solution is TextExpander [http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/]. I've put §alfa to small alfa, §Alfa to big alfa (and the same with all other greek characters), §<-> to equilibrium arrow and other chemical signs that I use often.
Takes longer to write than just e.g. alt+A i know, but I can write much more signs too
Use AppleScript to ease Greek, super/subscripts in Word
Authored by: rchertzy on Apr 01, '11 10:30:43AM

Word 2008 already comes with keyboard shortcuts for subscript and superscript. Highlight the letter(s) to be changed, then press the following key combinations (= means press the equal sign):
[cmd]= for subscript,
[cmd][shift]= for superscript. Both are toggles (use same combination to change back to regular text).