How To Type a Subscript

Subscript in Word

To subscript Word, type the word in the usual way. For example H2SO4. Highlight the character or characters you want to change, and press CTRL, Shift, and 0. It is the zero on the standard keyboard, not the numeric one. 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 menus

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 menus.

Write the word that contains the subscript or superscript in the standard way, and highlight the letter you want to change. 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:


Method 1

  • Write the element that will be the base and the element that will be the subscript together.
  • Select the element that will be the subscript.
  • Go to the Format tab.
  • Select Text and click Subscript.

Method 2
  • Select the element that will be the subscript.
  • Then press the CTRL with key
  • To remove the subscript, you just have to select the subscript element and press the CTRL with key
That is how easy it is to put a superscript or subscript in Word, we hope you find it very useful. How to apply Superscript

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