Re: Need To Get Rid Of Superscript Designations In a Microsoft Word File

Tom Behler

Adrian and Brian:


Thanks so much for your quick responses to my superscript dilemma.


I think I’m going to try Adrian’s approach first, and if I can’t get that to work, I’ll go to Brian’s method.


And, Adrian, I appreciate the superscript key strokes.


Will definitely save for future reference.


Thanks again to both of you!


Tom Behler



From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: Need To Get Rid Of Superscript Designations In a Microsoft Word File


Hi Tom,


Superscript is a toggle, like underlining (control-u) and italics (control-i). Here are the keystrokes for superscript and, for good measure, subscript:


Ctrl+Shift+’, Make selected text superscript

Ctrl+’, Make selected text subscript


If I’m not mistaken, you could eliminate all superscript in the file without affecting your other formatting by selecting all (control-a) and then pressing control-shift-‘.


If that’s wrong, after you’ve done this operation, press control-z to undo it. Otherwise, you’ll need to locate each superscript passage, select it individually, and then press that keystroke.



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From: <> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 6:33 PM
Subject: Need To Get Rid Of Superscript Designations In a Microsoft Word File


Hello, everyone.


I need some help with a strange Microsoft Word document file here.


I have no idea how this happened, since I created the file myself with no special stylistic designations, but when I read the file, Jaws says begin superscript and end superscript for many lines throughout the file.


I don’t even know how to make superscript designations like this.


How can I get rid of these superscript designations, because, as you can imagine, they make reading and editing the file very difficult.


Can I eliminate these designations globally, or do I have to do this for each line in the file?


For reference, I’m using Windows 10 and Office 365, as well as the latest build of Jaws 2022.


Thanks for any assistance.


Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan



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