IDA autodetected some kind of offset like this:

mov     bx, word ptr (aSomeString+8)[di]

I want to set the base address to something else, like for example:

mov     bx, word ptr (glb_AnArray-6)[di]

because the pointer is actually a pointer to an array (of elements with size 6) that is indexed starting from 1. Bonus points if it's possible to transform it to something like this:

mov     bx, word ptr glb_AnArray[di+6]

So the question is: How can I tell IDA to take a specific address as base?

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I believe ctrl+R should be what you're looking for (highlight aSomeString before you press the key combo).

Alternatively you can use the menu Edit->Operand type->Offset->Offset user defined

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