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How to Add Subscript and Superscript to the Excel Ribbon?

Applying subscript and superscript are not default functions in Excel, however you can customize the Excel ribbon or the quick access toolbar to show these functions. In this article, we will take a simple example to demonstrate how you can customize the Excel ribbon.

Adding Subscript and Superscript Functions to the Excel Ribbon

The Excel ribbon is the place that includes some of the frequently used functions such as Conditional Formatting, Cell Styles, Autosum, etc.

Step 1

To display the subscript and superscript functions on this ribbon, right-click on the ribbon and select "Customize the Ribbon", as shown in the image below:

After clicking the "Customize Ribbon" option, you will get to see the following pop-up window:

Step 2

Now, click the "New Group" button to add a new group under "Home". Under this new group, we can add all other functions and customize the Excel ribbon.

Step 3

Under "Choose commands from", select both "Subscript" and "Superscript" and then click the "Add>>" button. It will add the subscript and superscript functions under the new group.

We have successfully customized the Excel ribbon and added the subscript and superscript functions to the Quick Access Toolbar. Now you can see the subscript and superscript functions inside "New Group" under the "Home" tab, as shown in the screenshot below:


In this tutorial, we demonstrated how you can follow a few simple steps to customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel to include the functions that you use frequently. You can follow the same process to add any other function to the Quick Access Toolbar that is supported by Excel.