How to format part text as superscript or subscript within a cell?

Have you ever tried to format part text as superscript or subscript in a single cell as below screenshot shown? Here I will introduce the tricks to quickly format part text within a cell.

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Format as superscript/subscript with shortcuts

Format as superscript/subscript with Kutools for Excel


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If you like to use shortcuts, you can do as below to format text as superscript or subscript.

1. Double click at a cell, and then select the text you want to format as superscript or subscript.

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2. Then press Ctrl + Shift + F to open the Format Cells dialog, then press Alt + E to format as superscript or Alt + B to format as subscript, or you can check Superscript or Subscript option in Effects section as you need in the popping dialog. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK. Now the select part text has been formatted as superscript or subscript.

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Tip: You also can select the part text and click the anchor in Font group under Home tab to open Format Cells dialog.

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arrow blue right bubble Format as superscript/subscript with Kutools for Excel

With above method, you only can format one continuous part text in a single cell at once time, but if you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can format any part texts within a cell at once time with the Superscript / Subscript utility.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the cell you want to format its part text, and click Kutools > Format > Superscript / Subscript. See screenshot:

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2. Then in the popping dialog, select one character you want to format as superscript or subscript under Click to select the character you want to format section, and then check the Superscript option or Subscript option as you need. For formatting other characters, please repeat this step.

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Tips:

(1) You can click these arrows superscript subscript 8to go left or right of the text string.

(2) Check In-cell preview, you can preview the text’s change in the selected cell directly.

3. Then click Ok.

Click here to know more about this utility.


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