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How to superscript or subscript in PowerPoint

Make your text appear in superscript or subscript in PowerPoint.
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January 16, 2023

PowerPoints are helpful for presenting many different types of information. As such, it’s essential to understand how to format your text for the correct effect. In mathematics and many scientific fields, superscript and subscript are often used. Let’s review how to superscript and subscript in PowerPoint.

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QUICK ANSWER

To superscript in PowerPoint, go to Home > Font. Click the arrow in the bottom-right of the Font section, then select Superscript > OK.

To subscript in PowerPoint, go to Home > Font. Click the arrow in the bottom-right of the Font section, then select Subscript > OK.

How to superscript or subscript in PowerPoint

Formatting text as superscript means it will appear smaller and above the standard text line. Formatting text as subscript means it appears smaller and below the normal text line. Both of these styles have their purpose. For example, exponents are formatted with superscripted numbers.

Superscript

In your PowerPoint, select the text you wish to superscript or click where you would like to start typing in superscript. After that, click the expand options arrow in the Font section.

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This will open the Font menu. Under Effects, click Superscript, then press OK.

The text you selected will be formatted as superscript. You can also continue to type in superscript.

superscripted text in powerpoint
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Subscript

In your PowerPoint, select the text you wish to subscript or click where you would like to start typing in subscript. After that, click the expand options arrow in the Font section.

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This will open the Font menu. Under Effects, click Subscript, then press OK.

The text you selected will be formatted as subscript. You can also continue to type in subscript.

subscripted text powerpoint
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