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Removing All Subscript/Superscript in a Document

PSS ID Number: Q24777 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

====================================================================== 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 MACINTOSH kbusage

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0


You can remove all subscripted or superscripted text from a document in Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.x or 4.0 with one limitation. If the subscript/superscript text is longer than one character, the remaining characters of the subscript/superscript will become part of the main line of text (that is, they will not be deleted). This problem cannot be avoided.

To remove all subscript or superscript characters (unless the subscript/superscript formatted items are longer than one character) from a document, do the following:

  1. Make sure the document is saved with all of its most recent changes.

  2. From the File menu, choose Save As.

  3. Click the File Format button.

  4. Select Interchange Format (RTF); click the OK button.

  5. We recommend that you append “-RTF” to your filename to keep the original document intact. Click the Save button. (The RTF-formatted document will appear on your screen.)

  6. From the Search menu, choose Change (Utilities menu in Word 4.0).

  7. Do one of the following:

    1. For subscripts, type the following in the Find What box:

      ??? ?

    2. For superscripts, type the following in the Find What box:

      ??? ?

    Be sure to include the space between the characters and the question mark.

  8. Make sure the Change To box is empty.

  9. Click the Change All button. You should see the number of changes in the lower-left corner.

  10. Close the Change dialog box.

  11. From the File menu, choose Save.

  12. Close the document by clicking the close box in the title bar.

  13. From the File menu, choose Open; choose the document with “-RTF” in the name (the document just closed).

  14. Click the Open button (a message will appear asking if you want to interpret RTF text).

  15. Click the Yes button. The new document will appear in an untitled window without the subscripts/superscripts.

  16. From the File menu, choose Save As.

  17. Give the document the same name as the original document, and click the Yes button when asked if you want to replace items with the same name.

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