Superscript is the text effect that you'll sometimes see with a small number up above the text. You could use this effect to map out a math equation in PowerPoint or to provide an annotation for a note that you could keep at the bottom of the slide.
You might only use the superscript feature in a special circumstance, but it's an important feature when you need it.
We also have a helpful complement to this tutorial. Download our FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentations. Grab it now before you read on.
How to Quickly Superscript Text in PowerPoint
Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that compliment this video.
1. Select the Text to Superscript in PowerPoint
Let's say that you want to apply the superscript effect. Here in PowerPoint, start off by typing some text, and then putting the number or text that you want as superscript at the end.
Type the text out normally to begin with. Now, let's go ahead and highlight the part of the text that we want to apply the effect to.
2. Apply the Superscript Effect
Let's make sure that we are on the Home tab here on PowerPoint's ribbon. Find the font section. Now I'll click this little arrow in the lower right corner.
Let's go ahead and click on the Superscript checkbox and click OK. Below, you can see that the highlighted text is now superscripted.
3. Change the Superscript Size
Let's go back to the menu one more time. Now, let's increase the offset percentage and press OK.
When I press OK, you'll see that increasing the Offset percentage tweaks the way that the superscript appears. So, don't forget this option.
Whether you want to show a mathematical equation or just reference footnotes, learning how to superscript in PowerPoint can be useful.
More 60 Second PowerPoint Video Tutorials
- Microsoft PowerPointWhat Is Microsoft PowerPoint? +How to Start Using It For Presentations (Now)Andrew Childress
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Collaborate as a Team on PowerPoint (PPT) PresentationsAndrew Childress
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Insert a PowerPoint Slide Into Word in 60 SecondsAndrew Childress
Make Great Presentations (Free PDF eBook Download)
We also have the perfect complement to this tutorial, which will walk you through the complete presentation process. Learn how to write your presentation, design it like a pro, and prepare it to present powerfully.
Download our new eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentations. It's available for free with a subscription to the Tuts+ Business Newsletter.