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How to Add Superscript and Subscript in Google Slides

How to Add Superscript and Subscript in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

Let’s take the most famous formula: E=mc^2, Einstein’s relativity equation. It wouldn’t be the same if it was E=mc2, right? Okay, yes, some people write it like that because it’s very famous and it won’t be misunderstood. But technically… It can! This is where the sophistication of superscript or subscript enters the room! Do you know how to write them in equations, copyright brands or even footnotes in your presentations? Let’s figure out how.

What is Superscript?

Superscript is the writing of smaller characters a little above the normal text.

What is Subscript?

On the other hand… well, you guessed it! Subscript is the writing of smaller characters but this time a little under the normal text.

How to put Superscript or Subscript in Google Slides?

Let’s put this knowledge into practice, let’s learn how to do this in Google Slides! Even if it’s for MAC or PC, you will have to follow two simple steps:

  • On the Home tab, click on the Format group.
  • Select Superscript or Subscript.

Pro tip: This is already pretty fast, but what if you want to write it even faster? There’s always a helpful shortcut!

For a shortcut option for MAC:

  • For superscript, press  and the period sign (.) at the same time.
  • For subscript, press  and the comma sign (,) at the same time.

For a shortcut option for PC:

  • For superscript, press Ctrl and the period sign (.) at the same time.
  • For subscript, press Ctrl and the comma sign (,) at the same time.

How to insert special characters in superscript or subscript in Google Slides?

Maybe your presentation needs a touch of a special character in superscript or subscript, like a Greek symbol, for example. In that case, you can insert a specific character very easily!

  • On the home tab, click Insert and Special Characters, after.
  • In the Insert Special Characters box, type Superscript or Subscript in the Search box.
  • Select the one you like!

Why use superscript and subscript?

Superscript and subscript help us indicate information in a different way: citations, trademarks, equations… Now you know how to insert them into your slides very easily! Have fun rising or lowering your information!

If you need more tutorials like this one, you can visit our part of the blog with google slides  tutorials.


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