Keyboard Shortcuts for Superscript and Subscript

x² is called superscript, the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + Shift + = (Press and hold Ctrl, at the same time press and hold Shift, while holding Ctrl and Shift, press the equal = sign. Press the shortcut once to activate the superscript, type the character you want and press the shortcut again to deactivate.
Keyboard Shortcut for Subscript

x₂ is called subscript, the keyboard shortcut to activate is Ctrl + = (Press and hold Ctrl and press the equal = sign, at the same time). Press the shortcut once to activate the subscript, type the character you want and press the shortcut again to deactivate.

How to Superscript and Subscript (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Select the character that you want to format. For superscript, press Ctrl, Shift, and the Plus sign (+) at the same time. For subscript, press Ctrl and the Equal sign (=) at the same time. Occasionally you may find yourself wanting to type superscript (see the adjacent graphic) or subscript (102). You can do this through the Font dialog box, but there is a much faster way.superscript
For superscript, simply press Ctrl + Shift + + (press and hold Ctrl and Shift, then press +). For subscript, press CTRL + = (press and hold Ctrl, then press =). Pressing the respective shortcut again will get you back to normal text.

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