Believe it or not, a client came to me inquiring how he could use a superscripted character and a subscripted character in the same space with one over the other.
First time I have ever encountered that! Turns out there are a couple of things you can try to achieve this.
Firstly, you can create two small text boxes and place them very close to each other and adjust them regarding size, font, etc. until you get it where you would like it to be.
There is a second possible solution you can also try and that is to adjust the formatting on two adjacent characters.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Key in the character you would like to use as a superscript and format it accordingly.
- Key in the character you would like to have as a subscript and format accordingly.
- Select the superscripted character.
- On the Home tab of your Ribbon, in the Font group, click the little drop-down arrow at the bottom and make certain that the Advanced tab is displayed.
- From the Spacing drop-down list, select Condensed.
- In the By box to the right of the drop-down, key in 5 pt.
- Click OK.
You may need to experiment with the spacing a bit as different point sizes could be necessary for different fonts and type sizes.
Now, there is another third solution you could also try and that is to use the Equation (EQ) field that has always been available in Word.
Follow the steps below:
- Click CTRL + F9 to insert a pair of field braces in your document. You must do it this way for it to work.
- Key in eq \a(1,2)
- You should replace the 1 and 2 with the digits that you would like superscripted and subscripted.
- Click F9 to toggle the field and show the results.