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How to subscript all numbers in chemical formulas in Excel?

Have you ever confused with subscripting the numbers in a chemical formula in Excel as below screenshot shown? In this tutorial, you may get the good solutions to solve this tedious task in Excel.

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(Steps) Subscript letters one by one with Format Cells function

(One click) Subscript all numbers in a cell/range once with Kutools for Excel good idea3


Subscript numbers in Chemical Formulas (subscript all numbers after each element in chemical formulas.)

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Subscript letters one by one with Format Cells function


In Excel, you can subscript letters by applying Format Cells function.

1. Double click at the chemical formula cell you need, and then select one number that you want to subscript, see screenshot:

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2. Then right click to select Format Cells from the displayed context menu, and in the Format Cells dialog, check Subscript under the Effects section. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK. Now the selected number is subscripted.

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To repeat above steps to subscript the discontinuous numbers one by one.


Subscript all numbers in a cell/range once with Kutools for Excel

If you have multiple numbers needed to be subscripted in chemical formulas, the above method must waste time and tedious. But do not worry, Kutools for Excel’s Subscript Numbers in Chemical Formulas utility can quickly subscript all numbers in the selected cells.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

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

Select the chemical formula cells, and then click Kutools > Text > Subscript Numbers in Chemical Formulas. See screenshot:

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Then a dialog pops out to remind you the number of subscripted cells, just click OK to close it. And then you can see all the numbers in the chemical formulas are subscripted.

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