On 2013-08-14, Paul Rubin wrote: > Jens-D. Doll <jens.doll <at> studium.uni-hamburg.de> writes:

>> when formatting my text I use embedded formula, but am not able to use >> subscript/superscript within such a formula. Take for instance xi, make it >> a formula and afterwards try to make the i a subscript. > Does the error occur if you do the following? > 1. Type 'xi' as text. > 2. Select both characters and type ctrl-M to make it a formula. > 3. Select just the 'i' and type the underscore character? Alternatively: > 1. Type 'x_i' as text. > 2. Select the characters and type ctrl-M to make it a formula. The same problem >> occurs when making a text a formula afterwards: all subscripts go lost ... I suppose this is a different problem, because in LaTeX, text sub/supscripts are different from math sub/supscripts: math: x_i text: x\textsub{i} LyX assumes the "text" to be converted to math with ^M to be LaTeX-math source code (which is a common way to store mathematical content in 7-bit ASCII format). Günter