Superscript and Subscript are those characters that are written above or below the line of typing. Superscript format is very small letters written just above the line of text and Subscript format is very small letters written just below the line of text. Learn how to type superscript and add subscript in Google docs and also insert in Google docs mobile app.
These characters mainly used in type exponents mathematical, chemical formulas, etc. It is simple and easy to do superscript and subscript in Google docs.
How to superscript in Google docs
- Firstly, you have to select and highlight the text that you want to type 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
Now you can write the normal text into superscript
Shortcut for superscript in Google docs
In Google docs, Select the text which you want to type as exponents format or to superscript, then press keyboard shortcut for exponents ( Ctrl + . ) on Windows to convert OR you can directly use shortcut without highlighting the text.
Google docs superscript shortcut not working
If superscript shortcut ctrl period not working in Google docs then you should do the following steps –
- Update your browser to the latest version
- Disable all the extra extension from the browser
- Try to reset Google Chrome to default settings
Also Read : Check Word Count on Google Docs
How to put subscript in Google docs
To type subscript, the process is very similar to add like superscript
Firstly, you have to select the text that you want to make subscript in Google docs
Then Go to Menu bar
Click Format then go to Text now click Subscript as shown below
Now you can convert the normal text into subscript
Subscript shortcut for Google docs
To subscript in Google docs you can use ( Ctrl + , ) keyboard shortcut on Windows PC. Select the requirde text which you want to type as subscript and use the keyboard shortcut
How to write Superscript in mobile
There is an easy way to put subscript and superscript in Google docs mobile app.
Open Google doc mobile App, Click the Edit button on the bottom right corner
Type 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
Tap Text, from the menu bar tap X2 for superscript and X2 for subscript, below is the screenshot