# [OS X TeX] phantom-like trick?

david craig dac at panix.com
Mon Sep 7 23:59:25 EDT 2009

Is there an easy trick to getting the SUBSCRIPTS in a expressions like

\Psi_{\overline{\Delta\nu^*}}

and

\Psi_{\Delta\nu^*}

to share the same baseline?  (Inner products and things of objects like
these just look weird with the subscripts on such different levels.) I
often use \phantom for jobs like this, but I don't see how to make it
work in this instance without something very kludgy and likely to
break like

\Psi_{\phantom{\overline{\Delta\nu^*}}\hspace{-15pt}\Delta\nu^*}

Thanks,
David Craig

<http://www.panix.com/~dac/>