Subscript – Keyboard Shortcut

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Subscript is a text formatting used to move any text, string, or numeric values slightly below the rest of the text in the cell. Superscript in Excel is widely used to enter scientific formulas like H2O and CO2.

Subscript converts the selected text to smaller and moves slightly below the rest of the characters in the cell.

Keyboard Shortcut for Subscript in the Excel

In Excel, to use the Subscript, the user has to follow the combination of the below keys as Excel does not have any default shortcut defined for this.


Ctrl + 1 → Alt + B → Enter

Steps to Use Subscript Using Keyboard Shortcut

  1. First, double-click on the cell and select only the text that you want to use as Superscript.
  2. After that, press the “Ctrl + 1” keys and you will get the “Format cells” dialog box opened.
  3. Now, press the “Alt + B” keys to move the selection to checkmark the Subscript option.
  4. In the end, press the “Enter” key and your selected value (text or numeric) will be moved to the top among the rest of the characters in the cell.

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