How to Apply Superscript in PowerPoint Slide

Last updated on November 28th, 2022

Superscript is a very useful format option and has many applications in documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. For example, you can use Superscript in PowerPoint or subscript option in PowerPoint in math queations and formulas.

To demonstrate how to enable Superscript in PowerPoint, we have created a new presentation slide where we wanted to make the text TM in “BrandTM” to use Superscript. While there is a TM (for trademark) symbol that you can insert easily in PowerPoint, this could help to demonstrate the use of Superscript text in PowerPoint.

How to add Superscript text in PowerPoint
Superscript in PowerPoint

How to make your text superscript in PowerPoint? It is easy, having the text selected in a text shape, you can simply right-click to open the Font settings, and then find a Superscript checkbox in the Font dialog box.

To apply the Superscript in PowerPoint once you have the Font dialog box open, look under the Effects checkboxes and then mark the Superscript checkbox option.

You can also control the offset, by default is 30%. Hardly you’d need to change this Offset value but it is good know about the existence of this feature. Adjusting the offset can be useful in some specific situations.

To apply subscript, then refer to the article Subscript in PowerPoint, or for more tips and tutorials on how to use PowerPoint, check out our presentation blog here.

Shortcut in PowerPoint to add Superscript and Subscript

If you use Superscript and Subscript too often, you may be interested in a shortcut that helps to ease this process. Here are the two useful shortcuts that can help you to save minutes of manual work while applying the superscript (or subscript) text format in a textbox in PowerPoint. These shortcuts also work in Office 365.

Superscript shortcut in PowerPoint for PC and Mac
Superscript and Subscript in PowerPoint

How to remove the Superscript and Subscript font style?

Finally, if you want to remove the Superscript format in PowerPoint, it is good to know this style can be removed by selecting the text to remove superscript and pressing Ctrl+=

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