No matter what type of writing you do, there may be times when you need to raise or lower a character during the process. That’s why the superscript and subscript features in Pages are great. With just a few clicks, you can change any character in Pages on Mac. If you don’t know how to use the Superscript feature in Pages, this tutorial will show you how.

Superscript Text in Pages On Mac Using Baseline

Many types of documents call for specialization in the formatting of the text. The primary word processor for Mac is Pages, which can also be exported to a Word .docx format.

When creating documents in Pages, you may need to lower or raise a character, especially when doing work associated with math or science. To use the superscript feature on Mac using the Baseline, follow these steps:

1. To use the superscript feature in Pages using Baseline, open a document you have been working on, or a new document. Type the characters you will want to raise or lower.

2. Select one character that you want to raise.

Go to Format > Font on the Menu bar and select Baseline from the dropdown menu

3. Go to Format > Font on the Menu bar and select Baseline from the dropdown menu.

choose Superscript

4. Another dropdown menu will appear from Baseline. From the dropdown menu, choose Superscript.

When you choose superscript, the character you selected should raise in the document and decrease a bit in size.

5. If you want to lower the character instead, choose subscript from the drop down menu instead. The character you selected should lower in the document and decrease a bit in size.

6. You can set the text preference back to Default to return to regular text.

Superscript Text in Pages On Mac Using Style

Raising and lowering your text in Pages is pretty easy on Mac. There is another way you can lower or raise a character. Instead of using Baseline from the Format dropdown menu, you can also use style to change the character. To use the superscript feature on Mac using Style, follow these steps:

1. To use the superscript feature in Pages using Style, open a document you have been working on, or a new document. Type the characters you will want to raise or lower.

2. Select one character that you want to raise

3. Go to the Format option on the Sidebar.

4. Then, go to Text > Style near the top of the sidebar panel

select the small gear icon for more formatting options

5. Under Font, select the small gear icon for more formatting options.

When the Baseline menu pops up, choose superscript (or subscript).

6. You can set the text preference back to Default to return to regular text.

Superscript Text in Pages On Mac Using Shortcut Keys

One last option for setting your text characters to superscript is using the Control + Shift + Command + Plus Sign shortcut keys. Just select the text and press the key combination to raise the character.

1. To type in subscript, select the character to lower and use the Control + Command + Minus sign (-) shortcut keys.

2. To set the Numbers to make numerical suffixes subscript while typing, go to Numbers > Preferences. Click on Auto-Correction from the top of the Preferences window. Select the Superscript numerical suffixes checkbox in Formatting.

Add Superscript Option To The Toolbar

If you need to raise or lower your text a bit faster, you can make the move faster by adding the superscript and subscript buttons to the toolbar. To move these features to toolbar, follow these steps.

1. Go to View > Customize Toolbar from the View option on the Menu bar

2. Drag the superscript and subscript buttons to the toolbar.

3. Click on Done.

Contact Apple Support

If you have not been able to superscript your text in Pages on Mac by using these steps, you can contact Apple Support or the Genius Bar for more help.