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How to do subscript in Google Docs – 3 Easy Ways



As we all prefer Google Docs benefits that we enjoy for real-time collaboration. With Google Docs you can create Google Sheets ( similar to Excel Sheet), Google forms (same MS access), and Google Slides (just as MS PowerPoint presentation). So, if you have Google Docs sign in and now you want to prepare data with formulas and cite data, that requires to enter information with subscript data. Now you are in a bit of trouble as it’s not as simple as you used to do in MS word files. As you’ll not be able to see the option to enable/disable the toggle button in the Google Docs toolbar.

So, here are is the 3 easiest and simple ways you can follow to do subscript in Google docs.

  • Enable subscript from the menu:

The most simple and basic method to enable/disable subscript in Google docs is from the Menu bar. How to access the menu bar for enabling subscript? Here are a few steps to follow: Click on the ‘Format’ menu at the top and just drag your mouse cursor to the ‘Text’ option. A menu appears on the side, click “Subscript” to enable the specific option. Consequently, you’ll notice the text cursor becomes smaller and appears below or above the line where the text is to be entered.

  • Use Subscript Keyboard Shortcuts:

If you have good memory power and can remember a number of keyboard shortcuts. Then add shortcut keys for subscript in Google Docs to your memory. As keyboard shortcuts are faster and more reliable. And if you need to subscript option often in your text, then it’s going to be quite helpful.

  • To add subscript text just press “Ctrl+,” (Ctrl + Comma) keys in your are OS of Windows, and if its Mac OS X, then press+,”(Command+Comma) keys.


  • Special Characters Chart:

Google docs consist of special characters chart that consists of a bunch of subscript characters to use. No worries if you don’t know the exact keyword of subscript in Google Docs, then this chart will be helpful for you. To get access to these characters:

Click on the “Insert” option at the top of the menu and then select the “Special Characters” option from it. Then type “Subscript” in the search bar to view the available characters. After views, the collection just clicks on the required character it will be added to the document. It also contains some other special characters such as Gamma, Beta, RHO and PHI, etc.

So, all these options to do Subscript in Google Docs are toggle. They get started working as you on them. Thus, make sure you disable this option as soon as you are done adding subscript data. However, if you have any other way to add subscripts, do share your ideas.

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