Subscript & Superscript in Google docs

Superscript and Subscript are those characters that are written above or below the line of typing. Superscript is very small letters written just above the line of text and Subscript is very small letters written just below the line of text. Learn how to do subscript and superscript in Google docs and also insert in Google docs mobile app.

These characters mainly used in mathematical exponents, chemical formulas, etc. It is simple and easy to do superscript and subscript in Google docs.

Add Superscript in Google docs

  • Firstly, you have to select and highlight the text that you want to make superscript Or directly place the cursor where you want to start superscript
  • Then Go to Menu bar
  • Click Format then go to Text now click Superscript as shown below
superscript in google docs

Now you can write the normal text into superscript

super script in google docs

Shortcut to add superscript to Google docs

Select the text which you want to convert into superscript and use ( Ctrl + . ) shortcut on Windows to convert OR you can directly use shortcut without highlighting the text.

Also Read : Check Word Count on Google Docs

How to do subscript in Google docs

To add subscript, the process is very similar to add like superscript

Firstly, you have to select the text that you want to make subscript

Then Go to Menu bar

Click Format then go to Text now click Subscript as shown below

subscript in google docs, how to add subscript in google docs

Now you can convert the normal text into subscript

subscript in google docs

Subscript shortcut in Google docs

Select the text which you want to convert into subscript and use ( Ctrl + , ) on Windows to convert it Or you can directly use shortcut without highlighting the text.

Superscript in Google docs mobile

In mobile Google docs mobile app you can easily do subscript and superscript

  1. Click Edit button

    Open Google docs mobile App, Click the Edit button on the bottom right corner

  2. Go to Format in the toolbar

    Write your necessary text in the text editor and highlight the text which you want to convert, then tap Format button at the top in the toolbar

  3. X2 for Superscript and X2 for Subscript

    Tap Text, from the menu bar tap X2 for superscript and X2 for subscript, below is the screenshot

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