How to Strikethrough, Superscript and Subscript in Google Docs (and More)

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

How to Bold, Italics, 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 any of the keyboard 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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Alternate Method

You can do the same by selecting the text and clicking “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 see 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 make bold text.
  • Tap I​ to make italic text.
  • Tap U to underline the text.
  • Tap​ S to strike through text.
  • Tap X2 which is beside S to make superscript text.
  • Tap X2 which is the first icon on the right to make a subscript text.

Read: How to Remove Page Numbers in Google Docs

Alternate Method

Select the text and you will see 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 you want the characters to be.

Press Insert at the top.

Click on Special characters.

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

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

Note also these two important things:

  • You can do the above task via keyboard shortcut – CTRL + Shift + C.
  • You can find the word count of the selective text too. To do that, select the text you wish. And then use the above shortcut keys 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 see the “Word count.” Hit it.

That’s all. You will see the word count and the character count (including and without spaces).

Remember, you can’t see 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. To do this, select the text and then follow the steps above.

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