How To Do Subscript

To Subscript Word, type the word in the usual way. For example H2O. Highlight the character or characters you want to subscript, and press CTRL + =. It will look like this:

Depending on the version of Word you have, if the first option doesn’t work, try CTRL and =. If you still don’t get it, then we explain the definitive method.

Access from Menu

Depending on your version of Word and your Windows or keyboard language, the key combinations may not work. In that case the most practical is to use the menu.

Write the word that contains the subscript in the standard way, and highlight the letter you want to subscript. In old versions of Word go to the Format menu , and go to Font. In modern ones, look for the Tool Ribbon, go to the HomeFormat and Font tab.

Inside Font are the Subscript and Superscript icons. Press one or the other as you need:










Note: Please note that keyboard shortcuts do not work with online versions of Word.

Font Dialog Box

Write the word that contains the subscript in the standard way, and highlight the letter you want to subscript. Find the Font in Home Tab and click on the right below corner arrow symbol then click on the subscript box to apply.


Automatic Formatting

We already seen this in Word while typing the sentences. To use this format we have to do the setting before in Word. This format helps to write 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th automatically. For this you have to use Auto Correct option in Word.

Equation Editor

If you want to Insert equation then Write the word that contains the subscript in the standard way, After that find Insert button and go to Symbol  then select Equation.


Subscript in Google Docs

First, find the part of the document where you want to insert subscripted special characters. Place the cursor and find the Insert button in the toolbarNext, a drop-down menu will appear. Select Special Characters.

After selecting Special Characters, a pop-up image will appear on the screen. Use the search box in the upper left corner and enter SubscriptAfter you find the character that meets your needs, click the icon. The subscript character will be inserted at the cursor position.

Format Tab
Find the part of the document where you want to insert subscript and select the element that will be the subscript then go to the Format tab and select Text and click Subscript.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Select the element that will be the subscript then press the CTRL +, key. To remove the subscript, you just have to select the subscript element and press the CTRL +, key again.
Note: To apply Superscript use the same process as mentioned above. However keyboard shortcut will be different CTRL +. (for Google Docs) and CTRL + Shift ++ (for word).

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