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How to find and replace numbers with subscript in Excel?

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In Excel, you can use Find and Replace function to replace number with superscript format, but it not work when you want to replace with subscript format as below screenshot shown. However, I have some tricks can introduce for you to quickly handle with this question in Excel.

Find and replace all numbers with subscript by VBA

Find and replace numbers with subscript in chemical formulas by Kutools for Excel good idea3

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

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In Excel, except to macro code, there is no method can help you find and replace text with subscript format.

1. Press Alt + F11 key to display Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the blank script.

VBA: Find and replace all numbers with subscript format

Sub SubscriptNumbers()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160705
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xChar As String
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select a range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xCell In xRg
        xTxt = xCell.Value
        For I = 1 To Len(xTxt)
            xChar = Mid(xTxt, I, 1)
            If xChar >= "0" And xChar <= "9" Then
                xCell.Characters(I, 1).Font.Subscript = True
            End If
        Next
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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3. Press F5 key, a Kutools for Excel dialog pops out to remind you select a working range. See screenshot:
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4. After selecting, click OK, and the all numbers in the selection have been converted to be subscript.
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In additional to macro code, actually, you can apply an easy utility called Subscript numbers in Chemical Formulas to quickly convert all normal numbers in chemical formulas to subscript format if you have installed Kutools for Excel.

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 cells you want to format the numbers as subscript, click Kutools > Text > Subscript numbers in Chemical Formulas. See screenshot:
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And a dialog pops out to remind you how many cells have been converted, and the numbers in selected chemical formulas have been formatted as subscript format.
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