I have to regularly type the word H2 into documents for my job. I always forget to make the 2 subscript

I've been watching David Blatner's Indesign secrets and I figured I could use either, commonly misspelled word or to create a GREP Style.

I tried \d., this works but, when I now type any number on its own it will be formatted to subscript.

Is there a way to only apply the formatting to the letters "H2" for it to read H₂?


Apply the character style (subscript) to any number 2 preceded by ?< an uppercase character \u


or, apply the character style (subscript) to any number 2 preceded by ?< an uppercase H

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  • I'm trying to figure out how to change this so that is doesn't change the 2 when its part of a specific word. "H2Van" Can't seem to figure it out. I've tried positive look behind and Match Character Set. I'm not sure what I can do. Any help? – Aasim Azam May 22 '19 at 17:54
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    This is another question, you can refer to this one when you make a new. – user120647 May 22 '19 at 18:00
  • I have managed to figure it out. But it's not perfect will ask later. Will do the job just now. – Aasim Azam May 22 '19 at 18:15

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