Type Superscripts, Subscripts, and Other Scientific and Mathematical Symbols Directly Into Google Forms and Google Sheets

What is SuperSub?
SuperSub is a dynamic Chrome extension designed to simplify the task of incorporating mathematical and scientific symbols in Google Forms and Sheets. Easily type superscripts by adding '^' before any character, subscripts with '_', or science/math symbol with '\'. Additionally, accents and other symbols get elevated ease with the 'grave accent' key. The extension is always updated with newly encoded superscripts and subscripts as and when available.
Users: 6,000+
Rating: 4.33 (24)
Version: 0.51 (Last updated: 2022-09-06)
Creation date: 2020-09-29
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 15.74K
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No need to copy and paste from other sources!

For Superscript: type ^ before the character you want. For Subscript: type _ before the character you want. For Science or Math symbol: type \ then the character you want. For Accent or other symbols: type ` then the accent or character you want.

To toggle Superscripts: press ctrl and the . key. To toggle Subscripts: press ctrl and the , key.

This extension applies only to Google Forms and Google Sheets.

More Details:

For most fonts these Unicode glyphs for super and sub scripts are actually the numerators and denominators for diagonal fractions and so they may not look exactly the same as the equivalent markup.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Easy to install and user-friendly interface
  • Automates typing of mathematical notations such as superscripts and subscripts in Google Forms
  • Saves time and reduces likelihood of input errors
  • Does not work as intended for some users
  • Closes up every time a symbol is used and has to be reopened, which is inconvenient
  • Lacks integration with Google Docs and other non-Google platforms
Most mentioned
  • Automates typing of subscripts and superscripts efficiently
  • Works seamlessly with Google Forms
  • Potential for humor in the reviews with exaggerated praise
Recent reviews
Does not work at all
by Sabheen Gull Sabheen Gull, 2024-03-01

This doesn't work at all. In google forms, when I type _2 this is all you see. _2. ^2 is just a ^2. I'm pretty sure it is a joke. The only reason I gave it two starts instead of one star is that at least when I click on the extension it gives me a list of symbols which I can then copy and paste. However, it's not as easy as other sites because it closes up again every time you type in the form, and you have to go back and open it to use a different symbol. It's easier to just open a different page on my second screen for quicker copy/pasting. A real pain for chemistry where every question has a subscript or superscript. Thumbs down.
by Renee Haugen Renee Haugen, 2023-11-26

by Matthew Yu Matthew Yu, 2023-11-23
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Risk impact

SuperSub may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

SuperSub has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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