> From: Peter T. Daniels [mailto:grammatim@...]

> Where did you find it in the so-called "Help" system?

I was able to find it by searching for "equations" (15 false returns), "equations overstrike" (8 false returns) or "overstrike" (0 false returns).

> Nor does it appear
> in at least two of those giant aftermarket manuals the computer
> publishers put out.

And so?

> > done using \o() in an "Eq" (equation) field. For instance, I've entered
> the following text element into my Rich Text message (not sure how this
> will show up in your mail client) using the field code {eq \o(a,/)}.
> Something like that.

*That*, not something like that.

> > If you want to enter a Latin character with a dot below, such as (say) d
> with underdot, the best thing to do is to enter the appropriate Unicode
> character sequence in Word 2003 and display it with an appropriate
> OpenType font, such as Doulos SIL: dò
> That doesn't work in Word2001.

If you want to work with transliterations or a variety of the world's writing systems, and would like it to work in a useful variety of apps, you should be using Windows.

> > Subscripts and superscripts are implemented in word processors in
> various ways...

> > Such approaches do not provide true typographic super-/subscripts. Look
> for true typographic super-/subscripts implemented using OpenType in apps
> like Adobe InDesign or in future versions of Word.
> I.e., they removed functionality.

?? Who removed what functionality?

Peter Constable