Alt Codes for Superscript Symbols (Shortcuts to Type Superscripts on keyboard)

The table below contains a list of superscript symbols along with their alt codes and keyboard shortcuts.

Before we dive into the list, obey the instructions below to type any of these symbols using the superscript symbols alt code method.

  • Open MS Word (this is because some of the alt codes listed below can only work in Microsoft Word).
  • Press and hold the Alt key on your Windows keyboard.
  • As you hold on to the alt key, press the alt code of the particular Superscript symbol you need. (Note: Only the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard can be used for this task. So, ensure that your Num Lock key is disabled. If your laptop doesn’t have this separate numeric keyboard, you may need to use an external one or use the other methods described right after this section)
  • After holding down the Alt key and typing the Alt code, release the Alt key. This will insert the superscript symbol whose alt code you typed.
  • Once the text symbol is inputted into your MS Word, you can copy and paste it wherever you desire.

Without any further ado, let’s get into the list of Alt codes for superscript symbols.

DescriptionSymbolAlt CodeKeyboard Shortcut
Superscript zero8304Alt + 8304
Superscript information8305Alt + 8305
Superscript one¹0185Alt + 0185
Superscript two²0178Alt + 0179
Superscript three³0179Alt + 0179
Superscript four8308Alt + 8308
Superscript five8309Alt + 8309
Superscript six8310Alt + 8310
Superscript seven8311Alt + 8311
Superscript eight8312Alt + 8312
Superscript nine8313Alt + 8313
Superscript plus8314Alt + 8314
Superscript minus8315Alt + 8315
Superscript equal 8316Alt + 8316
Superscript left parenthesis8317Alt + 8317
right parenthesis8318Alt + 8318
Superscript small letter n8319Alt + 8319

Insert Superscript Text Symbols in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Aside from using the Alt code method to get Superscript symbols, you can also quickly insert a lot of Superscript text symbols in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using these simple methods.

The steps below will show you how to insert Superscript Symbols in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.


Using keyboard shortcuts

  • Place your cursor where you want to insert the superscript or subscript. 
  • Or, select the existing text that you want to format as a superscript or subscript.
  • Then press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + + to get the superscript


Using the Superscript button

  • Select the Home tab in the ribbon
  • Place your cursor where you want to insert the superscript. 
  • Or, select the existing text that you want to format as a superscript.
  • Select the Superscript button in the Font group. 
superscript symbols button on home tab in the ribbon view


Using the Font dialogue box

  • Select the text you want to format as either a superscript.
  • Open the “Home” tab and then click the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the Font section to open the Font dialog box. 
  • Click the box for “Superscript” and click “OK.”
font dialogue box on home tab view


Using Symbol Dialogue Box

  • Fire up MS Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear as below.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window

The Superscript text symbol can be found in this window. To easily locate superscript symbols in this window, go to the Subset: drop-down and select Superscript and subscript Symbols from the list to filter out all the superscript symbols in the World.

searching for superscript symbols in symbol window
  • Locate the symbol you need and insert it into your Office document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Superscript Text Symbols and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Superscript Symbols Text in Google Docs

Google Docs is another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert Superscript Symbols. This is mainly because some Superscript symbol alt codes do not work on this text editor.

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides one of the simplest methods for inserting these symbols.

Below are the steps you may use to get any Superscript symbol in Google Docs.

To get the Superscript Symbols in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol will be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear, which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for the name of the particular Superscript symbol you wish to insert. You should see it appear in the search results. double-click on it to insert it into Google Docs.
searching for superscript symbols in special characters in google docs
  • You can also draw the Superscript Symbol using the drawing pad located below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps to insert any symbol into Google Docs.

Superscript Symbols on The Character Map (for Windows users)

If you cannot use the Superscript Symbol Alt code, the character map is available at your disposal.

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to copy and paste any Superscript text symbol easily.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it opens up, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advanced view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the Superscript Symbols on the Character Map, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol and search for the name of the particular superscript symbol in the search box.

The superscript symbols will be displayed for you to copy.

searching for superscript symbols in character map
  • To copy these symbols, double-click them, and they will be selected in the Characters to Copy box. Then, finally, click the Copy button to copy them to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbols and press Ctrl + V to paste.

And there you have it.

Aside from using the Superscript symbols Alt Codes to type them on the keyboard, these are the other methods you can use to get any Superscript text symbol.

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