How to add Superscript and Subscript in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a popular text processing tool used by all types of institutions and people. If you are a student/teacher or a businessman, you might need to add some symbol or number as superscript or subscript in your document

Google Docs allows users to add superscript and subscript very easily from their navigation panel. The same applies to the world-famous text editor Microsoft Word. You can add superscript and subscript from the toolbar or you can use Keyboard Shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts may vary depending on the operating system you are using. But the toolbar remains the same in any operating system. So, let’s see how to easily use superscript and subscript in Microsoft Word

Using Superscript in Microsoft Word 

Superscript in Microsoft Word
  • Open the document in Microsoft Word. Click on the exact same area where you want to add superscript.
  • From the toolbar, click on X2  to add letters as superscript in your document.
  • You can also use keyboard shortcuts to use superscript in your document. For that, press Ctrl + Shift + + at the same time and add superscript text.

Using Subscript in Microsoft Word

Subscript in Microsoft Word
  • In Microsoft Word open your document. Click on the place where you want to add Subscript.
  • From the toolbar, click on the X2 icon and type letters that need to be used as subscript.
  • If you want a keyboard shortcut for this, press Ctrl + = at the same time and type subscript letters. 

Note: After enabling the superscript or subscript mode, if you press Space after entering the letters, then the spaces will also be counted as superscript/subscript. After adding the proper superscript/subscript, press the -> button in your keyboard and the text style will be back to normal again.

There are also some video demonstrations to make you understand better with live examples. Here’s one of the best videos on using superscript and subscript in Microsoft Word.

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