How to Strikethrough, Superscript and Subscript on Google Docs

You can make bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, superscript and subscript text on Google Docs and here’s how you can do that on PC and Android:

To Make Bold Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you wish. Press Ctrl + B,and that’s it.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on “Format” at the top, hover your mouse over the “Text” and then click “Bold.”

Options within the Text option

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To Make Italic Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you want. Press Ctrl + I, and that’s all.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on “Format,” hover your mouse over the “Text” and then click “Italic.”

See: How to Make a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

To Make Underline Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you wish. Press Ctrl + U, and that’s it.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on “Format” at the top, hover your mouse over the “Text” and then click on “Underline.”

To Make Strikethrough Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you want. Press Alt + Shift + 5, and that’s all.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on “Format,” hover your mouse over the “Text” and then click on “Strikethrough.”

To Make Superscript Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you want. Press Ctrl + . keys, and that’s it.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on the “Format” at the top, hover your mouse over the “Text” and then hit the “Superscript” option.

Superscript option

To Make Subscript Text on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs. Open the document and then select the text you want. Press Ctrl + , keys, and that’s all.

Note: Alternatively, you can do the same by selecting the text, clicking on the “Format” at the top, hover your mouse over the “Text” and then hit the “Subscript” option.

Subscript option

To Make Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Superscript and Subscript Text on Google Docs for Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document, tap the “Pencil” icon and then select the text you wish.

Tap on the “Format” icon at the top which you can find beside the left side of the “+” icon.

Now, under the “Text” section, you can see the formatting options.

Formatting options on Google Docs app

Tap B to make bold text.

Tap I​ to make italic text.

Tap U to make underline text.

Tap​ S to make strikethrough text.

Tap X2 which you can find beside S to make superscript text.

Tap X2 which is the first icon from the right side to make subscript text.

Additional Hint

Keep in mind that you can use the same steps to remove the formatting you’ve applied.

Also, remember that you can apply the bold, italic, underline, strikethrough and (superscript or subscript) in the same text.

Also see:

​How to Change Orientation on Docs

​How to Insert or Remove Page Break on Google Docs

​How to View Word Count on Docs

How to Double Space on Google Docs

How to Insert En Dash in Google Docs


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