How To Add Subscript and Superscript to Equations in Notion

Elevate your equations with subscript and superscript formatting.

How To Add Subscript and Superscript in Notion

Have you been wondering how to add subscript or superscript in Notion? Ever wanted to write chemical formulas or math equations in your Notion notes but couldn’t figure out how to format them? Well, we have good news! 

Notion comes with various formatting options that make it easy to add equations.

In this article, we’re going to show you how you can add superscripts or subscripts to your Notion page.

What Are Subscripts and Superscripts?

Superscript and subscript are text formatting options that allow you to write chemical formulas, equations, and fractions in your notes with ease. 

Let’s start with the basics. 

A subscript is a character or group of characters that are written in a smaller size and placed below the baseline of the surrounding text. 

It’s often used in chemical formulas, mathematical equations, and footnotes. 

For example, in the chemical formula for water, H2O, the “2” is a subscript.

A superscript is a character or group of characters that are written in a smaller size and placed above the baseline of the surrounding text. It’s commonly used in mathematical equations, exponents, and footnotes.

For example, in the mathematical expression 52, the “2” is a superscript.

Now, let’s see how you can use subscripts and superscripts in Notion.

How to Write Subscript Equations in Notion

1. Open your Notion workspace and head to your notes.

open your notes in Notion

2. Add the Block equation or Inline equation block to your page by using the Notion shortcut “/math”. The subscript and superscript will work for both Notion blocks.

add block equation

3. Suppose you want to use subscript to write the equation of water which is H2 + O2 = H2O.

In this example, the subscript value will be “2”. 

To enter a subscript, type the formula as it is and add the underscore “_” before the number that you want to display as a subscript. 

add subscript in Notion to water formula

You can add the underscore by pressing the Shift key along with the “-” symbol key on your keyboard. 

Click on the “Done” button to add the formula to your notes.

How to Write Superscript Equations in Notion

Similar to subscript, superscript also works in both the block equation as well the Inline equation block. Suppose you want to type the formula E = mc² using the inline equation block. Here superscript value is “2”.

add inline equation block to your Notion page

To enter superscript, type the caret symbol “^”.  This symbol can be added by pressing the Shift key along with the “^” (You’ll find it on the 6-number key on your keyboard) symbol key.

add superscript in Notion

Click on the “Done” button to add the text to your notes.

And that’s basically how simple it is to add subscripts and superscripts in your Notion note-taking workspace.

Wrapping Up: How To Use Subscript and Superscript in Notion

Subscript and superscript are both useful formatting options in Notion that will come in handy for when you want to take notes in class, or anywhere you need to use fractions and equations. 

Whether you are writing mathematical equations or chemical formulas, Notion makes it easy to format text as subscripts or superscripts, or both. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you will be able to use subscripts in Notion like a pro.

We hope this article was helpful to you! Before you go, you may want to have a look at our detailed guide on how to take notes in Notion.

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