Superscripts and Subscripts?

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I teach chemistry. Superscripts and subscripts are important. Can I input superscripts and subscripts in Prezi?
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Angelie

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Hi Jeff,
While you can't add superscripts and subscripts within a textbox, you can click out of the textbox and create separate textboxes with the things you want to super/sub script, then use the zebra to make smaller and place appropriately around the other text.

Another idea is to export your equations or formulas into pdf and then insert those into your prezi - I know that math teachers do this. :-)

Hope this helps.
Angelie
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colinlodewick

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Angelie, you are beautiful. Keep doing what youre doing because it is cleaarly working.

p.s. love the shades and cowboy hat ...lookin' snazzy
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I support Jeff request,

As a scientist myself, sub- and superscript are essential and they need to be done properly.

Prezi needs a more convenient sub- and superscript method than writing another textbox and shrinking it. It will bring a bit of standardization to Prezi.
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Ben

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Is there any consideration by Prezi's staff to enhance these functions in future releases?

especially the subscript function for chemical formula...
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It would be my guess that a specific 'subscript function' will not get enough priority from the Prezi team.
Another possibility (and a current work-around) is using LaTeX; via LaTeX (i.e. ChemTeX) it is quite easy to format formula's. A tight integration of LaTeX (or TeX) and Prezi would make it easy to embed nice looking formula's in Prezi.
See e.g. the following request / comment:
http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topi...

Kind regards,

Roel
The LaTeX workaround:
http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topi...
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Ben

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I use LaTeX to embed big equation and table but, if you use the "Night Talk" template and you want to write down the simple formula of methane (CH4) in a chunk of text, the PDF format with its white background discourages you pretty fast.

Try it you'll understand my point
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David Knuffke

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I would like to revisit this topic. I have presented for hundreds of science educators about using prezi, and when the lack of superscripts and subscripts comes up, you can here the sighs of resignation among the chemistry folks.

I did a bit of superscript/subscript work the hard way in my AP Biology metabolism presentations and it was a giant pain in the butt. And that was only for a handful of equations.

This is the major issue that is currently preventing my migration of my chemistry units to prezi.

This should be a relatively easy thing to code in to the editor, and it would be a huge help for whole groups of teachers.

As a matter of fact, an equation editor in general would be fantastic, but I'll be content with super and subscripts.
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joneiveandersson

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I need Subscript!
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colinlodewick

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you press d+capps lock+ctrl+space+number to get subscript
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colinlodewick

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OR AT LEAST IT WORKED FOR ME....
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David Knuffke

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Thanks for that, now if perhaps people who actually want to be helpful on this topic would care to weigh in...similarly, if anyone who has nothing better to do but troll help forums maybe could go far away?

That would be awesome.
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colinlodewick

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oh snap
look who's sassy
SASSY PANTS IS IN THE BUILDING
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Dr K Street

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I'm a chemistry teacher. Prezi is completely useless for me without sub and superscripts. I have to write too many equations to use bodge options. I've just created an account and I hit this hurdle within 5 minutes. I'll be ignoring Prezi again until this is resolved, if it ever is. In the meantime, back to PowerPoint...
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Content (function) is as important as presentation (form). The inability to include subscripts and superscripts easily is a real issue. How does it make me feel? That the makers of Prezi need to focus on significantly enhancing the text editing capabilities. I cannot believe it is that difficult (and I speak from 35 yrs of software engineering). Hey Prezi makers, how about publishing a 3rd party interface to allow other software developers to develop plug-ins?

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