Google Form doesn't have a built in editor for adding superscripts and subscripts. This is my workaround.
Here is the link to my subscript/superscript spreadsheet. You can make your own copy to your google drive, and then copy/paste the subscripts/superscripts you need.
I have updated the spreadsheet to include a few more symbols which are useful for chemists (5 August 2020).
21/6/2020 07:53:42 pm
Thanks and its really useful to me
12/8/2020 03:55:52 pm
Thank you for sharing it.
7/8/2021 07:35:09 pm
18/7/2020 03:03:29 pm
19/7/2020 08:27:27 pm
Thank you, very helpful
25/7/2020 07:09:12 am
thank you very much for this spreadsheet. It was very helpful to write the superscripts and subscripts using these
26/7/2020 08:49:31 am
I want to add x or y as superscript or subscript. How to do that?
3/8/2020 07:52:46 pm
Thank you for this. Great help. How can we insert arrow in the chemical equations? Pls help if u have solution for this too.
9/8/2020 02:26:41 am
Thank you. It really helps me to prepare my online papers.
10/8/2020 01:32:45 am
Thanks so much, this is so helpful!
19/8/2020 09:39:37 am
This is really helpful. One of the few things that I use in Excel that I could not find in gsheets.
25/8/2020 12:13:07 pm
Thank you very much. This one solves my problem.
30/8/2020 04:17:04 pm
Thank you. A great hack!
1/9/2020 06:37:56 pm
Thank you so much for this!! I have been trying to figure this out!
1/9/2020 09:10:14 pm
Many thanks from Cali, Colombia. I will share this around the science department.
2/9/2020 06:11:22 am
This is a life saver. Thank you very much!
5/9/2020 04:38:14 pm
Where is the spreadsheet available?
6/9/2020 05:25:41 pm
Is there a way to do nuclear notations?
9/9/2020 08:02:08 pm
11/9/2020 04:34:02 pm
Thank you.. You have shared your hard work. 😊
12/9/2020 09:40:36 pm
thank you ! much appreciated
16/9/2020 02:18:32 pm
Thanks a tonne to make my work easy.
17/9/2020 10:46:05 pm
Biology teacher using Google Forms for fully distanced school right now -- I cannot thank you enough for this!!
18/9/2020 04:45:56 am
This is really nice of you to have done. I needed this to write a test in google forms for naming and writing chemical compounds.
18/9/2020 07:21:17 pm
Game changer! Thanks 10^10 times!
22/9/2020 04:23:49 am
Thank you so much!
1/10/2020 01:15:06 am
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6/10/2020 05:01:26 am
Just another THANK YOU for sharing this.
6/10/2020 04:43:34 pm
Thank you so so much from this science teacher!!!
8/10/2020 01:56:14 am
11/10/2020 04:45:53 pm
Thanks a lot
14/10/2020 04:40:04 am
Thank you very much for sharing
16/10/2020 01:59:28 pm
Have you figured out a way to do (aq) subscript for acids and bases. I've been searching high and low to try and find a work around for the lack of a subscript q in unicode.
20/10/2020 08:31:50 pm
This was a huge help! Thank you!
30/10/2020 06:14:12 pm
I tried to copy and paste from a Google Doc and it didn't paste correctly. I have been using https://lingojam.com/SubscriptGenerator and https://lingojam.com/SuperscriptGenerator to make them. It takes just as long as copying and pasting from a spreadsheet but it makes it difficult for Chemistry.
31/10/2020 03:13:46 am
Thank you! Helped a lot.
1/11/2020 01:21:00 pm
Thank you very much. Excel file was useful for framing questions in Google form
4/11/2020 02:24:14 am
Thanks for this ... NOW ... if we could figure out a way for kids to TYPE them too ... I want to test their ability to CREATE answers with super / subscript ... like putting numbers into Scientific notation :-(
5/11/2020 04:51:48 am
Thank you very much. This will certainly help with my Electrical & Electronic classes. Thanks for sharing your sheet.
19/11/2020 05:25:02 am
Le (e is subscript) how to do this ?
21/11/2020 10:29:56 am
thanks a lot
26/11/2020 06:14:06 pm
Thank you so much sir, this has helped me lot :)
5/12/2020 02:06:12 pm
Thank you for sharing.
11/12/2020 03:24:35 am
I can't tell you how much time you've saved me. Thank you so very much!
Vishal Vijaykumar Parkar
11/12/2020 07:45:59 am
Thank you very much !
14/12/2020 05:35:31 pm
Would you share your form with me?
14/12/2020 06:30:12 pm
Just made a chemistry test in a Google Form using your spreadsheet to include subscripts. THANK YOU!
16/12/2020 03:08:22 am
You are a lifesaver! Thank you for sharing!!!
16/12/2020 06:30:28 pm
Thank you! This is going to be sooooooooo incredibly helpful for writing quizzes in virtual world.
4/1/2021 01:28:34 am
Thank you! I really appreciate this tool.
5/1/2021 03:59:00 pm
Very helpful and considerate of you to share
7/1/2021 02:43:35 pm
Thank you so very much. This is a game changer! No more picture of things with super and subscripts!
8/1/2021 12:52:02 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this!
8/1/2021 11:15:02 pm
Can you please share your spreadsheet with me? Thanks!
11/1/2021 06:58:50 pm
Thank you ! Do you have any suggestions on how to write elements from a periodic table that is having a subscript and a superscript at the same time?
14/1/2021 09:24:35 pm
Thanks a lot for this incredible help
17/1/2021 06:59:39 pm
Thank you tremendously!
27/1/2021 04:07:15 pm
Thank you so much my only problem in google forms was the unavailability of superscript and subscript. This is really helpful
29/1/2021 02:16:02 am
Thank you so much for sharing this.
2/2/2021 02:44:04 am
This has been very helpful. Thanks a bunch!
7/2/2021 11:29:41 am
Thanks! Really helpful!
10/2/2021 10:45:00 pm
Thank you. Very generous of you to share it. It will make my work a lot easier.
18/2/2021 11:56:41 pm
Thanks so much! So useful and helpful. Great resource, easy to download, and fixed my problem and frustration.
23/2/2021 03:37:18 pm
Thank you so much!!!!
23/2/2021 08:12:43 pm
Thank you for doing this work and allowing others (including me) to benefit from it.
26/2/2021 03:37:49 am
You are a God. This is genius. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Maria M. Rubio
9/3/2021 11:36:45 pm
Thank you sooooo much for sharing, however; can only use for writing multiple choice questions as students will not be able to write out answers or do short answer problems unless they have access to the spreadsheet.
15/4/2021 07:18:16 am
Thank you very much for this!
Chandrakant Shriram Bhaskar
27/4/2021 10:42:48 am
Thank you so much
Shannon M Maloney
28/4/2021 02:31:18 pm
Where is the spreadsheet?
11/5/2021 06:49:02 pm
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR THIS SOLUTION. REALLY HELPS
7/6/2021 02:30:30 pm
I had watched about three videos with instructions that did not work for me, so I was very pleased to find your spreadsheet! Thank you so much!
3/8/2021 02:10:27 pm
Thank you very much for creating this! So helpful!
3/10/2021 05:42:05 pm
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27/1/2022 06:24:03 pm
This is really helpful for writing tests for my classes. Thank you so much!
31/1/2022 03:57:46 am
really it was helpful thanku very much
3/3/2022 08:27:12 am
Hello, thank you so much!
9/5/2022 03:10:26 pm
Your share is so very helpful and you saved me soooo much time!! TY TY!!
9/1/2023 03:13:01 am
Very simple and may be the best way.
22/1/2023 07:30:34 pm
Thanks for the cheat sheet... a life saver.
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Dr John Eyre. Science/Physics Tutor/Teacher for 19 years. Interested in Flipped Learning and developing quality resources for use in GCSE/A-level Physics.