How to Insert Superscript in Google Sheets: A Quick Tutorial

Last Modified: February 14, 2024 - 2 min read

Hannah Recker

TL;DR: To use superscript in Google Sheets, select your text, go to ‘Format’ > ‘Text’ > ‘Superscript,’ or use Ctrl + . (Cmd + . on Mac). Remove superscript with the same steps.

How to Insert a Superscript in Google Sheets

This tutorial will walk you through how to apply and remove superscript in your Google Sheets

Step 1: Open Your Google Sheet

Open the Google Sheets document where you need to use superscript.

Step 2: Select the Text for Superscript

Click on the cell with the text you want to format. If you only want to superscript part of the text in a cell, double-click the cell and highlight the specific text.

Step 3: Applying Superscript

With your text selected, click on the ‘Format’ menu in the menu bar, hover over ‘Text,’ and then select ‘Superscript.’ Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + . (Cmd + . on Mac).

Step 4: Removing Superscript

To remove superscript formatting, reselect the text or cell and follow the same path: ‘Format’ > ‘Text’ > ‘Superscript’, or use the keyboard shortcut again.

Tips for Using Superscript Effectively:

  1. Mathematical and Scientific Data: Use superscript for mathematical powers or chemical formulas to maintain accuracy and readability.
  2. Referencing and Footnotes: Apply superscript for reference numbers if you’re including footnotes or endnotes in your document.
  3. Consistency in Formatting: Ensure that your use of superscript is consistent throughout the document for professionalism and clarity.

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Follow along with the prompts to install. Once the installation is finished, return to Extensions on the Google Sheets menu. Coefficient will be available as an add-on.

Now launch the app. Coefficient will run on the sidebar of your Google Sheet. Select GPT Copilot on the Coefficient sidebar.

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Simply paste your Google Sheets formula in the desired cell.

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Hannah Recker Growth Marketer
Hannah Recker was a data-driven growth marketer before partying in the data became a thing. In her 12 years experience, she's become fascinated with the way data enablement amongst teams can truly make or break a business. This fascination drove her to taking a deep dive into the data industry over the past 4 years in her work at StreamSets and Coefficient.
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