Taking into account that in Microsoft Word a lot of newsrooms of all kinds, they could not miss superscript or subscript as they are also known. Although these are not used very often.
The superscript or subscript it’s just a number, symbol, figure or indicator smaller than the rest of the characters in the text line. In the case that this smaller symbol is in the top of the letter or number will be called superscript Y if it is at the bottom it will be subscript.
These types of characters are frequently used in school and scientific texts where they are used many chemical and mathematical formulas, an example of this is the water molecule H2. In accordance with all this, here we explain a little more about the subscript and how to place them in word.
What is a subscript and how is it different from an index and a superscript?
A subscript it’s just a number, letter or symbol appearing in a much smaller size than the rest of the characters in the text and which is located in the bottom of the text for example H2O. These characters are generally found in mathematical and chemical formulas, in expressions and descriptions from chemical compounds, among many others.
It should be noted that a subscript is not the same as an index and a superscript, although with the latter only its location varies. In the case of the index, it refers to a list of words or phrases that allow you to determine the exact location of the text thatwhich is within a report, book or publication.
In the case of The indexes are usually located in the head of the book and usually include names, important concepts, places, events, among others, while the indicators will be the page numbers. In the case of superscripts, these are usually similar to the subscripts, that is, they are also a character smaller than the rest of the characters in the text line.
However, these are usually located in the top of the text for example x2 + y2 = X2 being so the opposite of the previous case where this mini character is at the bottom of the text.
Steps to insert a subscript in Microsoft Word fast and easy
Knowing all this, now we are going to explain how you can start using this function in Microsoft Word for those cases where you have to work with chemical compounds or mathematical or chemical formulas.
To do this, follow the steps that we will explain below:
- In order to place a subscript in Word, the first thing you should do is write the formula what do you want add to your text, in this case we will place as an example the next word HHPO22.
- Once you have written it the following will be select those characters what they want to get smaller. In this case it is 22.
- When they have been selected the following will go to the ribbon and there in the tab sources you must select the command “X2”, you will automatically see how the 22 has become a subscript in your line of text. In this way you can start using this tool every time it is necessary in the text.
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