How to Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

In this HowTech tutorial, we’re going to show you how to create subscripts and superscripts in Word 2016.

Under the Home tab, the subscript button shown as below. Hover your mouse over it to see the tooltip for the shortcut Ctrl+=.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

Simply click the button or use the shortcut to change the cursor and go into subscript mode. Typing now will type in subscripts.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

To go back to regular text mode, click the subscript button again, or use the shortcut.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

The superscript button is shown below, hovering over it shows the tooltip for the hotkey Ctrl+Shift++.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

To change existing text into a subscript or superscript, first highlight the text.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016

Then click or use the shortcut for either the subscript or superscript to change the highlighted text accordingly.

Create Subscripts and Superscripts in Word 2016