Format text as superscript or subscript in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

A superscript or subscript is a number, figure, symbol, or indicator that is smaller than the normal line of type and is set slightly above it (superscript) or below it (subscript). When you add a trademark, copyright, or other symbol to your presentation, you might want the symbol to appear slightly above the rest of your text. If you’re creating a footnote, you might also want to do this with a number.

Examples: Subscript and Superscript

Apply superscript or subscript formatting to text

  1. Select the text that you want to format as superscript or subscript.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Superscript Superscript button or Subscript Subscript button .

Insert a superscript symbol

For certain symbols that are almost always superscript, such as ® and ™, simply insert the symbol and it will automatically be formatted as superscript.

  1. On the Insert tab, click Symbol.

  2. Click or scroll to Letterlike Symbols, and click the symbol you want to insert.

See also

Add or remove a footnote in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Insert a math equation into a PowerPoint 2016 for Mac presentation

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