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superscript/subscript shorcuts

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Andrew Nalty Calculating status...
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Jan 23, 2013 12:18 PM

Just having my first play with iBooks author and was trying to use superscript and subscript. The short cut says it should be control, apple and a plus or minus

 

To get my selction in superscript I have to press shift, contol, apple and plus

 

To get my selction in subscipt I only press control, apple and minus.

 

Strange...

 

Have i got something set up strangely or does everyone have this?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Mac_fool Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 4:58 AM (in response to Andrew Nalty)

    Hi Andrew

     

    Yep. The Supercript is toggled on/off using cntrl, cmd, shift and +

    Sub is toggled on/off using cntrl, cmd, and -.

     

    Does seem odd - quite difficult to remember. If i was doing a lot of this sort of formatting, I'd get RSI. Maybe right-click on the toolbar >customise toolbar, and add the super/subscript icons? Just a thought ...

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to Andrew Nalty)

    Andrew Nalty wrote:

     

    To get my selction in superscript I have to press shift, contol, apple and plus

     

    To get my selction in subscipt I only press control, apple and minus.

     

    Strange...

     

    Since making a + requires a shift, it is implicit in the description I guess.   Instead they could have said "shift, control, apple, minus".  

  • Mac_fool Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 5:24 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    NOW it makes sense. Thanks Tom.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to Mac_fool)

    Mac_fool wrote:

     

    NOW it makes sense. Thanks Tom.

     

    It would have made even more sense if I had written "shift, control, apple, equals"...

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to Andrew Nalty)

    Andrew Nalty wrote:

     

    Or it would make sense if the keyboard shortcuts for bigger and smaller (cmd + or -) required you to use the shift key for bigger too!..

     

    You are right!  Those they made to work either with or without the shift.  Odd...

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