Make text superscript or subscript

Superscript and subscript refer to numbers that are positioned slightly higher or slightly lower than the text on the line. For example, a footnote or endnote number reference is an example of superscript, and a scientific formula might use subscript text.

Superscript and subscript

1. Superscript

2. Subscript

Make text superscript or subscript

  1. Select the text that you want to format as superscript or subscript.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Superscript. Or press CTRL+SHIFT+=.

      the superscript command in the font group

  • On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Subscript. Or press CTRL+=.

    the subscript command in the font group

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