How to Superscript and Subscript in Google Docs

In this post you will see:

  • How to bold, italic, underline, Strike through, Superscript and Subscript in Google Docs
  • How to Add In-built Superscript and Subscript Characters
  • How to Check Word Count in Google Docs

In this case I use Windows 10 PC, Android and iPhone. Let’s get started.

How to bold, italic, underline, Strike Through, Superscript, and Subscript in Google Docs

PC

Sign in to Google Docs.

Open the document and select the desired text.

Now press one of the shortcuts you prefer.

  • CTRL + B for bold text.
  • CTRL + I for italic text.
  • CTRL + U for underlined text.
  • Alt + Shift + 5 for strike through text.
  • CTRL + . for the superscript text.
  • CTRL + , for subscript text.

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Alternative method

You can do the same by selecting the text and clicking on the Format menu at the top.

Move the mouse over the “Text” option.

  • Click “Bold” for bold text.
  • Click “Italic” for the italic text.
  • Click “Underline” for underlined text.
  • Click “Strikethrough” to strike through text.
  • Click Superscript option for the superscript.
  • Hit Subscript option for subscript.

Also note that when you select the text, you will find options B I U above. Choose the one you prefer.

Notes

  • Remember that you can use the same steps to remove the formatting you’ve applied.
  • You can bold, italic, underline, strike through, and (superscript or subscript) to the same text.

Android or iPhone

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document and then tap the “Pencil” icon.

Select the text you want to use.

Tap the “Format” icon at the top.

In the Text tab, you will see the formatting options.

  • Tap B to create bold text.
  • Tap I to create italic text.
  • Tap U to underline the text.
  • Tap S to strike through text.
  • Tap X2 which is beside S to create superscript text.
  • Tap X2 which is the first icon on the right to create a subscript text.

Read: How to Remove Page Numbers in Google Docs

Alternative method

Select the text and you will find options B I U. Select the one you like.

Notes

  • Remember that you can use the same steps to remove the formatting you’ve applied.
  • You can bold, italic, underline, strike through, and (superscript or subscript) to the same text.

How to Add Built-in Subscript and Superscript Characters in Google Docs

PC

Open the Google Docs document.

Place the cursor where the characters should be.

Press Insert at the top.

Click on Special characters.

In the pop-up search box, type superscript or subscript as you like.

Now you can see all the Google Docs superscript or subscript characters depending on which one you have entered.

Hit all those you prefer.

That’s all.

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How to check Word Count on Google Docs

PC

Sign in to Google Docs.

Open the document you want.

Click Tools > Word count.

That’s it. You can see the number of pages and words in the document as well as the number of characters, including and without spaces.

You will see the option “Display word count while typing.” Self-explanatory, right? Activate this feature if you want to. Click the “OK” button.

Note also these two important things:

  • You can do this by pressing CTRL + Shift + C.
  • Select the desired text and then use the shortcuts above or click Tools > Word count.

Read: How to Add a Text Box to Google Docs

Android or iPhone

Open the document you want in the Google Docs app.

Tap the three horizontal dots (iPhone) or three vertical dots (Android) at the top.

You will find the “Word count.” Hit it.

That’s it. You see the number of words and the number of characters including and without spaces.

Remember, you can’t find the page count here as the Google Docs desktop version.

Also note that you can also find the number of words in the selective text by selecting the text and then following the steps above.

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