Are you looking for a way to make your document more professional by adding superscripts and subscripts? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will show you three different tools to insert superscripts and subscripts in Microsoft Word.
First up, we have the Superscript and Subscript buttons. These buttons can be used on any number, letter, or symbol in your document. To begin, select the Home tab in the ribbon and place your cursor where you want to insert the superscript or subscript. Or, select the existing text that should be formatted as a superscript or subscript. Next, select the Superscript or Subscript button in the Font group. The button’s background will turn a darker gray than the surrounding ribbon when the formatting is turned on. Now, type the text that should receive the superscript or subscript formatting, and when you’re finished, select the Superscript or Subscript button again to turn off the formatting.
Next, we have the Symbol dialog box. This tool offers superscript versions of the numbers zero through nine and a small collection of other superscripts and subscripts mainly used in equations and formulas. To begin, place your cursor where you want to insert the superscript or subscript. Then, select the Insert tab in the ribbon, followed by More Symbols in the drop-down menu. Ensure that you are viewing the Symbols tab in the Symbol dialog box and that normal text is selected in the Font menu so that your superscript or subscript matches your current font. Now, select Superscripts and Subscripts in the Subset drop-down menu, then select the superscript or subscript you need from the menu. After you’ve made your choice, select the Insert button.
Finally, Windows users can use keyboard shortcuts to apply superscript or subscript formatting to any number, letter, or symbol in their document. To use this tool, place your cursor where you want to insert the superscript or subscript or select existing text that should be formatted as a superscript or subscript. Then, type one of the following keyboard shortcuts: Control, Shift, and the plus sign for superscript or Control and the equal sign for subscript. Use the plus sign and the equal sign in the main keyboard because their equivalents in the number pad probably won’t work. Now type the text that should receive the superscript or subscript formatting, and finally, retype the keyboard shortcut to turn off the formatting when you are finished.
These three tools are easy to use, and with them, you can add superscripts and subscripts to your documents in no time. Remember that symbols are part of font files installed on your computer, so the symbols available to you will depend on the font you are using. We hope this tutorial was helpful! If you have any questions about Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, please feel free to leave a comment on the corresponding blog post on erinwrightwriting.com.