How to Do Subscript and Superscript in Google Docs

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Michael Michael (179)
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In this guide, we'll show the shortcuts for both using subscripts and superscripts in Google Docs.

What is a subscript?

A subscript is a string of text or numbers aligned with the bottom of a textual line. Here's an examplesubscript.

What is a superscript?

A superscript is the opposite of a subscript, meaning it is a string to text or numbers aligned with the top of a textual line. Here's an examplesuperscript.

You can easily write both of these types in Google Docs.

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write subscript in google docs
  • Either highlight the text you want to subscript or place your cursor where you want the subscript to appear.
  • Press , (cmd + comma).

Or

  • Go to Format > Text > Subscript.
write superscript in Google Docs
  • Either highlight the text you want to subscript or place your cursor where you want the superscript to appear.
  • Press . (cmd + period).

Or

  • Go to Format > Text > Superscript.
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