How to Insert Subscript and Superscript on Microsoft Word?

You can use texts, numbers, or symbols in Microsoft Word for superscripts and subscripts.

Superscripts denote huge numbers in the Scientific Notation, making the number appear more compact. For example, you can write 1,000,000,00 as 1×109 where 9 is the Superscript.

Superscript and Subscript are mainly using for copyright, footnotes, trademark, endnotes, and mathematical or scientific formulas. You can set a text character slightly above (superscript) or below (subscript) the normal baseline.

In the same way, in the chemical formulas, you can use subscripts to denote the structures of substances. For example, the chemical formula of Ozone is O3, where 3 is the subscript.

This risewindows article will show you to use superscripts and subscripts in MS Word.

How to Apply Keyboard Shortcuts for Superscript or Subscript in Word?

Word-Superscript-and-Subscript-1024x787Follow the below-described step to make the text slightly above (superscript) or below (subscript) your regular text:-

Step 1. Type the complete number, text, or character.

Step 2. Now, select the character you want to set as subscript or superscript.

For example, if you want to type 1×109 in a word document, then type 1×109 and select 9.

Step 3. After that, press Ctrl + Shift + + at a time to raise (superscript) the 9 above the base.

Step 4. For subscript, select the character and press the Ctrl + = at a time.

Quick Note: Select the superscript or subscript character and repeat the same shortcut keys to undo the changes. You can also select your text and press Ctrl + Spacebar to undo superscript or subscript formatting.

How to Add Superscript or Subscript in Word with Buttons?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to superscript or subscript with dedicated buttons in the Font group:-

Step 1. Open your Word document.

Step 2. Now, select the character you want to format as either a superscript or subscript.

Step 3. After that, click on the Home tab in the ribbon.

Word-Superscript-and-Subscript-buttons-1024x787Step 4. Then, click either on the Superscript or Subscript button from the Font group.

How to Insert Superscript or Subscript in Word via Font Dialog?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to superscript or subscript with dedicated buttons in the Font group:-

Step 1. Open your Word document.

Step 2. Now, select the character you want to format as either a superscript or subscript.

Step 3. After that, click on the Home tab in the ribbon.

Word-Font-icon-1024x787Step 4. Then, click on the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the Font group to open the Font dialog box.

Word-Font-dialogStep 5. Next, check the checkbox Subscript or Superscript.

Step 6. Click on the OK button.

How to Add Symbol as a Superscript or Subscript in Word?

You need to insert the desired character on your Word document to insert a symbol as a superscript or subscript in Word. When you insert a symbol into your document, use any above method, you can make that superscript or subscript.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to insert a symbol on your Word document:-

Step 1. Place the cursor where you want to add the symbol on your Word document.

Step 2. Now, click on the Insert tab.

Word-Insert-Symbols-Symbol-1024x735Step 3. After that, select Symbol > Symbol > More Symbols.

Step 4. Then, scroll down/up and choose the desired symbol you want to use.

Word-Symbol-1024x833Step 5. Next, click on the Insert button.

Step 6. Further, press the Close button.

Make it subscript or superscript using any method.

That’s all.

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