How to Get Out of Superscript in Google Docs

Google Docs gives you the ability to type some text as superscript if you need it for your document. Use these steps to get out of superscript in Google Docs.

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click the Format tab at the top of the window.
  3. Select the Text option, then click Superscript.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures ofr these steps.

When you start typing in Superscript in Google Docs, you will keep typing in that format until you turn it off.

But there isn’t an “Off” switch, and you may be having difficulty finding a “Normal” text option that you can return to.

Fortunately you can get out of superscript in Google Docs by simply selecting it again.

How to Stop Typing in Superscript in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your Google Docs file.

Step 2: Click the Format tab at the top of the window.

click the Format tab

Step 3: Choose the Text option, then click the Superscript option.

how to get out of superscript in Google Docs

You should now be able to type as normal text in your document.

Note that you can also toggle superscript on or off in Google Docs by using the Ctrl + . (period) keyboard shortcut. You can also use this keyboard shortcut if you select text that is superscript, or that you want to make superscript, then press the shortcut to switch it.

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