Subscript & Superscript on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by retep42, May 1, 2014.

  1. retep42 macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2013
    As far as I can tell, no text processor on iPad (including Pages) allows typing subscripts and superscripts - for a chemist a non-starter. I can cut and paste subscripts and superscripts from existing documents created on my Mac, but it seems ridiculous that Apple should have banned all developers from including this feature. Even Quickoffice, which has subscripts on superscripts under Android on a Nexus tablet is plainly missing this feature on my iPad.

    I can't write texts without subscripts and superscripts! Any suggestions? Help!!
  2. hieronymous macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2014
    Google is your friend.
    Try: howto subscripts ipad

    You can create your own shortcuts, or make use of a unicode app, or try a specialist app such as Character Writer. The following covers a couple of these:
  3. Glenn.Howes macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2015
    In iOS 8 there are now Keyboard Extensions. There are a couple of Chemistry keyboards. Just go search for them in the store.

    (Full disclosure, I wrote one. )

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