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How to change the superscript or subscript font size in Microsoft® Word

In Microsoft Word, you can change the superscript or subscript font size. Subscripts and superscripts are basically used in formulas, mathematical expressions, and descriptions of chemical compounds or isotopes.

The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to change the superscript or subscript font size in Microsoft Word:

  1. 1

    Select the text.

  2. 2

    Select the ‘Format’ menu and select ‘Font’.

  3. 3

    Click the ‘Font’ tab.

  4. 4

    To change the size of the font, do one of the following:

    1. Select a lower or higher size from the ‘Size’ list box.
    2. Select a different font from the ‘Font’ list box.
  5. 7

    Click the ‘Character Spacing’ tab.

  6. 8

    Select a position from the ‘Position’ drop-down list box, and type a value in the ‘By’ box.

  7. 9

    Select the ‘Kerning for Fonts’ check box, and type the number of points between the font and the baseline in the ‘Points and Above’ box.

  8. 10

    Click ‘OK’


A subscript or superscript is a number, figure, symbol or indicator that appears smaller than the normal line of type and is set slightly below or above it. Subscripts appear at or below the baseline, while superscripts are above.

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