In this tutorial, we will learn** How to Add Exponents in Google docs.**

If don’t work with Google docs regularly, it can be challenging to find and write exponents. However, writing exponents in Google docs is very easy and can be achieved in simple steps.

We will go through 3 methods to **Add Exponents in Google docs. **You can use anyone one of them at your convenience.

## To add exponents in Google docs follow the below steps.

### #**Using Keyboard Shortcut**

**Open your google doc.****Press and hold the keyboard Shortcut CTRL and dot sign “. ” key without quotes simultaneously.****Now you will notice that your cursor has been moved to the exponents’ area**.**Type your exponent**.

### #**By using the equation feature**

**Open your Google Doc.****Navigate to the Main Menu and click on Insert Menu**.**Under Insert drop-down Menu Select Equation**.**Select the Equation toolbar**.**Select the Math Operations Symbol**.**Now you will get the option to type the exponent**.

## How to Add Exponents in Google docs : Step by Step Guide

## #**Using Keyboard Shortcut**

### Step 1: Open your google doc

Open your google doc where you want to add /insert the exponent

In this example, we will add an exponent to **a and b**

### Step 2: Press Keyboard Shortcut

Press and hold the keyboard Shortcut CTRL and dot sign “**.** ” key without quotes simultaneously.

CTRL + .

Now you will notice that your cursor has been moved to the exponents’ area.

- Now we can type our required exponent.
- In the below example we have typed the exponent for a then moved the cursor in front of b and then again used the keyboard shortcut to type the exponent.

### #**By using the equation feature**

### Step 1: Open your Google Doc

### Step 2: Navigate to the **Main** Menu and click on** Insert** Menu.

### Step 3: Under **Insert** drop-down Menu Select **Equation**

### Step 4: Select the Equation toolbar

Once you click on Equation. A new Equation toolbar will open as shown below

### Step 5: Select the Math Operations Symbol

Click on the Math Operations Symbol on the New equation toolbar.

Under Math, operations Click on “** x^{b}**” in the available options.

Now you will get the option to type the exponent as shown below.

### #**By using Superscript feature**

Step 1: Open your Google docs document.

Open your Google document and position the cursor where you want to add the exponent.

Step 2: Navigate to the Format menu.

- Go to the Format Menu on the Main menu toolbar.
- Under Format menu drop-down Select Text.
- Under Text Click on Superscript

Now you will get the option to type the exponent.

As you can see above we have successfully typed exponent for a.Similarly you can type exponents in your equations where ever required.

We hope this tutorial on ** How to Add Exponents in Google docs was helpful.**

## Other FAQs

## How to add exponents in Google Slides ?

### Step 1: Open Google Slides.

Open your Google Slide where you want to add the exponent.

### Step 2 : Move the cursor infront of the number or alphabet.

Using the arrow keys move the cursor in front of the number or alphabet where you need the exponent depending on your requirement.

In the below example we have moved the cursor in front of the alphabet **“a”**

### Step 3: Click on the Format menu.

Go to the Format menu on the Main menu bar.

Step 4: Go to Superscript under Text.

Under **Format **menu, drop-down ,Click on **Text** and then select **Superscript**

**Format**->**Text**->**Superscript**

### Step : Type your exponent.

Now you will get the option to type your exponent as shown below.

### How do you do Squared on Google Docs ?

By Using the Equation feature :

**Using the Equation Feature**

- Open your Google Docs.
- Go to the Main menu bar on top of your Google doc and , click on
**“Insert”**Menu - Now Select “Equation ” under Insert menu drop-down.
- Now you will get the option to type the exponent.

**By** **Using the Superscript Feature**

Navigate to **Format->Text-> Superscript** to get the option to type exponent.

We hope this tutorial on ** How to Add Exponents in Google docs** was helpful.

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