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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

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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.

3 comments on Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Typing Superscript or Subscript in Windows

  1. Thank you for this.

    Just tried it in Outlook and it worked, but only with the + sign on the top row of the keyboard, not with the + sign on the numberpad.

  2. leslie myers says:

    Clevershortcut does not work on Chrome for webmail, all that happens is that the font size increases (as you can see here – I tried it on this page first). I use Virgin and Gmail as webmail. Any other suggestions?

  3. Karen says:

    Doesn’t seem to work in excel.. is there another trick to this?

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