Have you ever tried to insert a copyright symbol in Excel ??
Ever tried to insert a RAISE TO THE POWER [EXPONENT ] in Excel ?
If yes, then you must know what a superscript is.
Superscript is the process of putting a smaller version of any letter or symbol raised from the normal level.
The most common example of a superscript is when we want to insert any
mathematical expression where we need to show an exponentiation.
Something like Hellosuperscript.
In this article, we will learn to put a superscript in GOOGLE SHEETS by different ways.
SUPERCRIPT is mostly needed while we are working with Mathematics or Chemistry.
We require them frequently while working with mathematical formulae, exponents, logarithms, temperature degree and mostly in algebra to show the equations and other important variables etc.
25⁰ C temperature , 60⁰ angle in geometry, mathematical equation (a+b)²=a² + b².
exponents like 15² and so on.
As we don’t have any direct option for superscript format in Google Sheets, but there are a few ways by which we can add superscripted text in Google Sheets.
Here is the list of available options.
The ways available are :
Let us discuss all the ways one by one in detail.
We’ll take an example of inserting the SUPERSCRIPT FOR 3 [ NUMBER ] using the different options available for inserting the Superscript in Google Sheets.
When we are preparing a report at our work, our task is to get the things done within the time limits with ultimate accuracy.
This method is fastest method of inserting a superscript in Google Sheets , but we need to be cautious when using this method.
THE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS METHOD IS TO HAVE AN ACCESS TO THE INTERNET because we are going to use the GOOGLE.COM website for the search.
STEPS TO ADD SUPERSCRIPT SYMBOL IN GOOGLE SHEETS USING GOOGLE.COM
USE THE RESULTS WHICH ARE OFFERED BY ANY WEBSITE CONCERNED WITH THE UNICODES. [ We’ll discuss it in detail later in this article ].
In this case, we’ll copy the use the first result and copy the superscripted 3 as shown in the picture below.
The following picture shows the usage.
The example shown in the picture contains the superscripted 3 pasted by copying it from the google result.
We have tested the superscripted 3 by concatenating it with a text which is visible in the formula field and we can see that the brought symbol is working fine.
This method is the second fastest but safest method to use a SUPERSCRIPT within seconds if you have access to INTERNET.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ABOUT UNICODE:
As per OXFORD DICTIONARY , UNICODE IS
an international encoding standard for use with different languages and scripts, by which each letter, digit, or symbol is assigned a unique numeric value that applies across different platforms and programs
This is the latest encoding standard which is being used on different platforms such as operating systems, web , email etc.
In simple words, UNICODE SYSTEM is the set of codes where we have given a particular code for every character or symbol, for example
A means 0041 [0065 in decimal ] in the UNICODE character system.
B means 0042 [0066 in decimal ], C means 0043  and so on.
Similarly there are codes for the numbers for example,
1 is 0031 [ 0049 in decimal ] and so on.
*THE CODES MENTIONED ABOVE ARE IN HEXADECIMAL NUMBER SYSTEM. THE DECIMAL EQUIVALENT IS SHOWN IN THE BRACKETS ].
As we already discussed that UNIQUE CODE or UNICODE for A is 0041. Now let us try to find out the UNICODE for small A i.e. “a”.
The UNICODE for “a” is 0061 [ 0097 in decimal]. So we can see that a small letter and a capital letters have a unique and different identification for the computing systems which makes these characters unique.
So is the concept of the UNICODE SYSTEM.
Another simple meaning to the UNICODE SYSTEM is that this code will be same across various platforms even if it is on web or software, which is the fact of our need for the time.
In this method, we’ll be taking help of other websites providing the help for the UNICODE NUMBER system or the UNICODE OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF UNICODE IS https://unicode.org
which contains all the Charts of many languages and character sets.
The site shows all the important updates about the UNICODE.
For our purpose of SUPERSCRIPTS we are particularly interested in https://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2070.pdf
[This is the chart for SUBSCRIPTS and SUPERSCRIPTS containing all the codes available.]
And good supporting websites which may prove helpful to us are https://www.compart.com
THIS METHOD IS BEST IF WE DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. IF WE CAN REMEMBER THE CODE, THIS IS THE FASTEST METHOD.
UNICHAR FUNCTION RETURNS THE CHARACTER REPRESENTED BY THE GIVEN CODE.
STEPS TO SUPERSCRIPT BY USING THE UNICHAR FUNCTION:
ANY OF THE THREE MENTIONED SITES CAN BE USED TO KNOW THE UNICODE OF ANY SUPERSCRIPT. NOT ALL CHARACTERS HAVE THE SUPERSCRIPT UNICODE.
The table has been created in Google Sheets using the UNICHAR Function.
The same is pasted here and it can be used directly in our GOOGLE SHEET.
Copy the superscript under the SYMBOL COLUMN and paste it directly.
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