How to Subscript and Superscript in MS-Word – 22

A subscript is the shorting of a chosen letter or number to the right of the baseline to form a meaningful word, number, or formula. Examples: H2O, NH3, etc.

A superscript is the shorting of a chosen letter or number to the right of the power to form a meaningful word, number, or formula. Examples: X2, (a2+b2) =a2+b2+2ab, etc. To do this in a word, follow the steps given below.

Subscribing a Word or Number/s:

Type text and select any right or middle number or text you want to subscript

Afterwards, go to the Home tab in the Font group,

Then click on the Subscript (X2)

Type text or numbers and select any letter or number you want to subscript
Type text or numbers and select any letter or number you want to subscript

Now your text or number will be Subscripted as in the screenshot below.

A subscripted Word
A subscripted Word

Superscripting a Word or Number/s

Type text and select any right or middle number or text you want to superscript

Afterwards, go to the Home tab in the Font group,

Then click on the Superscript(X2)

Type text or numbers and select any letter or number you want to superscript
Type text or numbers and select any letter or number you want to superscript

Now your text or number will be Subscripted as in the screenshot below.

A superscripted Word
A superscripted Word

Another way to make the Scripts in Word:

Launching Subscript and Superscript using Equations in MS Word
Navigating o the equations in MS Word

Go to the “Insert” tab

Click on the “Equation” tab in the symbols group to launch the equation tools design tab

Subscript and Superscript using Equations in MS Word
Select one of the options for scripting

Select one of the converts or structures to expand the drop-down menu

Then select one of the scripts that fit your need

Edit the field that is inserted in your Word document (Type the text or numeric data that may be formula or other things in your word document). That’s it. Now your equations have been successfully made as you choose.

What is a Subscript?

It means to make the selected letter or number smaller to the baseline, which is towards the right of any text or number/s to form a meaningful word, number or formula. Examples of Subscript are H2O, NH3, etc. 

What is a Superscript?

It means to make the selected letter or number smaller to the power, which is to the right of any text or number/s to form a meaningful word, number or formula. Examples of Superscript are X2, (a2+b2) =a2+b2+2ab, etc.

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