How to Superscript and Subscript in Notion


Sometimes in Notion, you want to write out an equation that includes either superscripts or subscripts. When in Notion, it is not immediately clear how to create superscripts and/or subscripts. This tutorial will teach you how to write superscripts and subscripts in Notion.

So how do you write superscripts and subscripts in Notion? Enclosed below are the steps required to write superscripts and subscripts in Notion:

  1. Open Notion to the page where you want to write the superscript and/or subscript
  2. Click in the body of the Notion page and type “/math
  3. Select the inline equation option from the drop-down menu
  4. Type the value you want and then type:
    1. the “^” for superscript (example: x^2 for x squared)
    2. the “_” (underscore) for subscript
  5. Click “Done” button to add to Notion page

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Open Notion

Open Notion to the page where you want to write your superscript or subscript.

Click in Body of Notion Page

Click inside the body of your Notion page where you want your equation to go and type:

This will bring up the menu below:

Select “Inline equation” from the drop-down menu.

You will see a text box appear. This is where we will write our equation that includes superscript and/or subscript. For example, let’s say we wanted to write the following:

The way we would write that in the Notion math editor is:

Write this equation (or your equation) and click the “Done” button to save it to Notion.

You should now see your equation with superscripts. Note that the “bar” at the end of the above equation is the cursor and not a bar.

Let’s make a subscript equation so you can see how to create one in Notion. Enclosed below is an example of an equation containing subscripts:

To create an equation using subscripts in Notion, do the following:

Click in the body of your Notion page and type “/math“. Select “Inline equation” from the drop-down menu.

Type in your equation using the _ (underscore) to create your subscript(s) as shown in the example above.

Your equation should now appear with subscripts displayed properly. I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. To learn more about how to write equations in Notion, check out my guide to inline equations in Notion at the link below:

How to Use Inline Equations in Notion – A Complete Guide

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