How to Use Superscript and Subscript in InDesign


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Using superscript and subscript

Okay, here we're going to look at using superscript, and subscript, and when you might want to use them. So first of all, superscript. Common usage of superscript is for ordinal numbers; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, et cetera. Now, when you select your type, and you make it superscript up here, what happens is you are just reducing the size of type. You're reducing it to about 58%. The exact percentage is determined your Advanced Type preferences, and you can change it if you want to.

You can also change the position. So rarely do I find the need to change the position or the size of the superscript, but in the case of the subscript, I find that the default position is a little bit to low, and I've made that less; I've made it 20%. And subscript is used in chemistry; H2O, CO2, H2SO4, et cetera. And again, the character is reduced to a percentage of the full size capitals. Now, the problem with that, and we can sort of see that here, is that you're not just reducing the vertical scale,...

Using superscript and subscript
Video duration: 4m 35s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using superscript and subscript provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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