How To Do Subscript In Google Docs

Subscript is a formatting option that allows you to lower the text or numbers in a document. This can be useful for scientific formulas, chemical equations, and mathematical notations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to do subscript in Google Docs.

Step 1: Open Google Docs

To get started, open Google Docs and create a new document or open an existing one.

Step 2: Highlight the Text

Highlight the text that you want to make subscript.

Step 3: Click on Format

Click on the “Format” tab in the top menu bar.

Step 4: Click on Text

Hover your mouse over “Text” in the drop-down menu and select “Subscript” from the options that appear.

Step 5: View the Subscript

Your text should now appear as subscript. If you want to remove the subscript, simply highlight the text again and follow the same steps, but select “Normal text” instead of “Subscript”.

Step 6: Keyboard Shortcut

If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can also press “Ctrl + ,” (comma) to make the highlighted text subscript. Press “Ctrl + .” (period) to remove the subscript.

Step 7: Save Your Document

Once you have finished formatting your document, be sure to save it by clicking on “File” and selecting “Save” or “Save As”.


  • Can I make only certain parts of the text subscript? Yes, you can highlight only the text that you want to make subscript and follow the same steps.
  • Can I make superscript in Google Docs? Yes, you can follow the same steps but select “Superscript” instead of “Subscript”.
  • Can I change the size of the subscript text? No, the size of the subscript text is automatically adjusted to fit the text size of the document.


In conclusion, subscript can be a useful formatting option for various types of documents. With these simple steps, you can easily make your text or numbers subscript in Google Docs. Remember to save your document once you have completed your formatting.

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