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Superscript, Subscript, and Strikethrough

Word places text on a baseline. If you want to place text higher than the baseline, use the Superscript button. If you want to place text lower than the baseline, use the Subscript button. If you want to strike through text, use the Strikethrough button.

EXAMPLE: Superscript:

E=mc2

EXAMPLE: Subscript:

H2O

EXAMPLE: Strikethrough

Strikethrough

Superscript

  1. Select the text you want to set in superscript. Word highlights the text.
  2. Click the Superscript button superscript in the Font group. Word changes the text to superscript.
  3. Click in the text area. The highlighting disappears.

Subscript

  1. Select the text you want to set in subscript. Word highlights the text.
  2. Click the Subscript button subscript in the Font group. Word changes the text to subscript.
  3. Click in the text area. The highlighting disappears.

Strikethrough

  1. Select the text you want to strikethrough. Word highlights the text.
  2. Click the Strikethrough button strikethrough in the Font group. Word strikes through the text.
  3. Click in the text area. The highlighting disappears.

Icon QuestionHow do I create a double strikethrough?

Select the text you want to double strikethrough. 1) Click the dialog box launcher in the Font group. The Font dialog box opens. 2) Check Double Strikethrough in the Effects section. 3) Click OK. Word double strikes through the text you selected.

Icon QuestionHow do I set the exact position of a superscript or subscript?

1) Click the dialog box launcher  in the Font group. The Font dialog box opens. 2) Choose the Advanced tab. 3) Click the down-arrow next to the Position field and then click Raised if you want to raise the selected text, Lowered if you want to lower the selected text, or Normal if you want the text to appear on the baseline. 4) If you selected Raised or Lowered, enter the amount in points you want to raise or lower the text in the By field that is located next to the Position field. 5) Click OK. Word sets the superscript or subscript position.

Superscript and Subscript Shortcut Keys

Description Shortcut Keys
Superscript Ctrl+Shift+Plus Sign
Subscript Ctrl+Equal Sign
Remove formatting Ctrl+Spacebar

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