Make text subscript or superscript

When you want to type H20 or X4+Y3, you’ll need subscript and superscript formatting to make the 2, 4, and 3 look correct.

Examples of Subscript and Superscript formatting

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

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On the Home tab, click Subscript. Or press Ctrl + =. .

    Superscript and Subscript commands on the Home tab

    • On the Home tab, click Superscript. Or press Ctrl +Shift + =.

  3. To undo the formatting, click the button again, or repeat the keyboard shortcut.

Applies To: Word 2013

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