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How to Superscript in Google Docs

Superscript

A superscript is what you can put above the mainline and it is used for page notes and sometimes trademark symbols.

Superscript is used to write math formulas and dates when you are writing professional or academic documents. There are many times when certain words need a superscript on them like “22”.

There are many methods to add superscripts in your document which are given below:

  • From Format menu
  • From keyboard shortcut
  • Using Special Characters

How to Superscript in Google Docs using the Format menu

Using superscripts using the format menu is easy, just follow the following steps:

  • Select the line or a single letter that you want to superscript
  • Go to the Format menu
  • Go to the Text and select Superscript from the drop-down menu
How to Superscript in Google Docs

How to Superscript in Google Docs using Keyboard shortcut

How to Superscript in Google Docs

Superscript can be added to the selected text using keyboard shortcuts but you need to remember the shortcut

If you are using a Windows operating system

  • Press Ctrl + . (Ctrl and the period key). 

If you are using a Mac,

  • Command + . (Command and the period key).

How to Superscript in Google Docs using Special Characters

How to Superscript in Google Docs

You can add superscripts in Google Docs using special characters

  • Use the Insert menu and click Special Characters in it 
  • Click the right tab and select Superscripts
  • Choose and click which Superscript you want to use

Subscript

A Subscript is what you can put below the mainline. Subscript is used to write used for writing chemical formulas and other things like “H2O” when you are writing professional or academic documents. 

There are many methods to add superscripts in your document which are given below:

  • From Format menu
  • From keyboard shortcut
  • Using Special Characters

How to Subscript in Google Docs using the Format menu

Using superscripts using the format menu is easy, just follow the following steps:

  • Select the line or a single letter that you want to superscript
  • Go to the Format menu
  • Go to the Text and select Superscript from the drop-down menu
How to Superscript in Google Docs

How to Subscript in Google Docs using Keyboard shortcut

How to Superscript in Google Docs

Subscript can be added to the selected text using keyboard shortcuts but you need to remember the shortcut

If you are using a Windows operating system

  • Press Ctrl + . (Ctrl and the comma key).

If you are using a Mac,

  • Command + , (Command and the comma key).

How to Subscript in Google Docs using Special Characters

How to Superscript in Google Docs

You can add Subscripts in Google Docs using special characters

  • Use the Insert menu and click Special Characters in it 
  • Click the right tab and select Subscripts
  • Choose and click which Subscript you want to use
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