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Superscript, Subscript Don’t Toggle in Word 4.00

PSS ID Number: Q46888 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0 5.0


The superscript and subscript character formats do not toggle on and off within for the Macintosh Word for the Macintosh version 4.0. When an attribute is either selected from a menu or activated from the keyboard (by pressing COMMAND+SHIFT+= or COMMAND+SHIFT+-), the attribute is applied but cannot be removed by toggling using the same keystrokes.

To remove superscripts or subscripts from text in Word 4.0, do the following:

  1. Select the text from which you want to remove the superscript or subscript formatting.
  2. From the Format menu, choose Plain For Style (or type COMMAND+SHIFT+SPACEBAR).

This will remove the superscripts and/or subscripts and return the text to the style currently defined for the current paragraph (including font and font size).

You may remove superscript and subscript formatting by selecting the formatted text and choosing the Normal Position option from within the Character dialog box. When this command is selected, only subscript and superscript formatting are canceled for the current text selection. You may also add the Normal Position command to a menu (or assign it a key combination).


Word 5.0

In Word 5.0, you can toggle superscripting and subscripting using the Ribbon. To perform a toggle, select the appropriate text and then click the desired Ribbon button. The superscripting button looks like a triangle above a dotted line; the subscripting button looks like a triangle below a dotted.

Word 3.x

In Word 3.x, you can add subscript or superscript to the Format menu, and then select either option from the menu to toggle it off (but you cannot toggle it off with a key combination).

For more information on adding a command to a menu in Word 4, see pages 33-36 in the “Reference to Microsoft Word” (version 4) manual.

KBCategory: kbusage KBSubCategory: kbformat Additional reference words: 3.0 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 5.00 macword macword5 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.