How to do Subscript in Google Docs & Superscript in Google Docs

Subscript and Superscript in Google docs are those characters that are written above or below the line of typing. The superscript format is very small letters written just above the line of text and the Subscript format is very small letters written just below the line of text.

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

Learn how to add superscript and add subscript in Google docs and also insert in Google docs mobile app.

How to superscript in Google docs

  • Open Google docs document on your desktop and write the necessary text in the document.
  • Now, you have to select and highlight the text that you want to superscript Or directly place the cursor where you want to start superscript.
  • Then go to Menu bar
  • Click Format then navigate to Text and click Superscript option as shown in below image
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Now you can write the normal text into superscript.

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superscript Google docs

How to do superscript in Google Docs with the help of shortcut

In Google docs, Select the text which you want to type as superscript format, then press the keyboard shortcut for exponents ( Ctrl + . ) on Windows to convert OR you can directly use the 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.
  • Remove plugins from the browser.
  • Try to reset Google Chrome to default settings.

Also Read : Check Word Count on Google Docs

How to do subscript in Google docs

To add subscript in Google docs, the process is very similar to add like superscript.

Open Google docs in which you want write subscript.

Now 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

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Now you have converted the normal text into subscript.

shortcut for subscript in google docs
subscript Google docs

Shortcut for subscript in Google docs

(Ctrl +,) is the keyboard shortcut for subscript in google docs. To insert subscript in docs you can use (Ctrl +,) shortcut on Windows PC. Select the required text which you want to type as subscript and use the keyboard shortcut.

How to add superscript in Google docs Android mobile app

There is an easy way to write subscript and superscript in Google docs Android mobile application.

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

How to add superscript in Google docs

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

how to type subscript google docs

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

how to do subscript in google docs

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