Google Docs is pretty easy to use. That’s what a lot of people like about it. You can quickly create a new document, type away, and not think too much about formatting or even saving. Google’s trusty web app takes care of that stuff for you. There are some functions people seem to get tripped up on, though, when using Docs. Superscript is one of those functions. Here’s how to use superscript in Google Docs so you can get those fancy elevated letters that math and science demand.
There are two ways you can enter superscript mode
If you’re more of a clicker, there’s a menu option that’ll turn on superscript and apply it to the text you have highlighted or any text you type after you turn it on. To enable superscript, click the “Format” menu option at the top of the screen, over over the “Text” sub-menu, and then click “Superscript.” That’s really all there is to it.
For those who don’t want to lift their fingers from the keyboard, however, there’s an even quicker route to superscript. When you have your text highlighted, or when your cursor is at the point in which you want to use superscript, simply use the “Ctrl + .” shortcut key. Hold down the Ctrl key, then press the period key on your keyboard. Just like that, you’ll be rocking with superscript.
I’m personally a keyboard shortcut guy myself, so I lean pretty heavily on that. Still, it’s good to know that Google implemented multiple ways for users to put superscript text into their Google Docs files.
With that, you know how to use superscript in Google Docs. Now that you have this knowledge in hand, go use it.