Subscripts help represent mathematical equations, whereas superscripts are often used to represent important information, such as indicating trademarks, copyrights, and footnotes. There are different ways to add subscripts and superscripts in PowerPoint templates to represent important information and equations.

## Method 1: Convert Text to Subscript and Superscript with Advanced Font and Character Options

You can use the advanced font and character options to convert your text into a subscript or superscript. Highlight the text you wish to change and click the arrow icon in the Font menu from the* ***Home** tab. This will open a new dialog box.

Check the **Superscript** option and click **OK*** *to convert the selected text into superscript.

Similarly, you can highlight the text you intend to convert to change it to subscript by expanding the* ***Font **menu and selecting subscript from the dialog box that pops up to convert the highlighted text.

In the example below, we highlighted and changed (C) into the standard superscript for Copyrights, which is ©. For the subscript, we selected the 2 in H2O to convert it into a subscript, making it H_{2}O.

## Method 2: Shortcuts to Convert Text to Subscript and Superscript in PowerPoint

Instead of expanding the advanced font and character options each time to convert text to subscript or superscript, you can use keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts for each are mentioned below.

**Superscript:** CTRL SHIFT +

**Subscript:** CTRL +

## Method 3: Use Ribbon Menu Options for Subscript and Superscript PowerPoint Conversion

To simplify text conversion, you can add the Superscript and Subscript buttons to the Ribbon menu. To do this, right-click on the Ribbon menu and select **Customize the Ribbon**.

In the dialog box, select **All Commands** from the **Choose Commands from** the drop-down menu.

Since commands can be added only to custom groups, click **New Group** to create a custom group to add your menu buttons.

Name the group to proceed further. You can also pick a symbol for your custom group.

Select the desired command (e.g., Superscript), followed by your custom group, and click **Add**. Once both scripts have been added, select **OK** to close the dialog box.

The below image shows Superscript and Subscript icons added to a custom group in the PowerPoint Ribbon menu. To convert your text, highlight the text for conversion and click the **Superscript** or **Subscript** button.

**Method 4: Insert PowerPoint Superscript and Subscript Icons**

It is likely that you might not know the text to type to convert into superscript or subscript. In such a case, you can look for the required symbol to insert in PowerPoint.

Select the area to place the superscript or subscript and go to **Insert > Symbols > Symbol**.

Go to normal text from the* ***Font*** *drop-down menu and select **Subscripts*** ***and Superscripts*** *from the **Subset** drop-down menu.

Select the symbol you wish to use and click insert to add the symbol to the slide. Below is an example of a superscript symbol added to a PowerPoint slide.

Similarly, you can add subscript symbols to include in your slides.

## How to Add Exponents in PowerPoint

When looking to insert exponents in PowerPoint, you can use several methods, including the use of superscripts, as explained earlier. You can also use a few other methods. Most mathematical templates, such as PowerPoint templates and Google Slides templates, don’t come with exponents, meaning you have to add them independently.

### How to Insert Equations with Exponents in PowerPoint

One method of adding exponents in PowerPoint is to add equations via* Insert -> Symbols -> Equation*.

The added equations can be edited directly within PowerPoint. The available equation types include Area of Circle, Binomial Theorem, Pythagorean Theorem, and Expansion of a Sum.

### How to Write an Exponent in PowerPoint

If you want to add specific equations and exponents, you can simply draw and insert them in PowerPoint. To ink an equation, click *Insert -> Symbols -> Equation -> Ink Equation*.

Once the *Math Input Control* dialog box opens, draw an equation, and it will begin appearing as a well-formed equation on the top bar. Using the available tools, you can *Write*, *Erase*, *Select Correct*, and *Clear* the inked equations onscreen.

### Adjust Exponents via Equation Tab

Whether you have directly added an equation or inked an equation in PowerPoint, you can use the editing options from the *Equation* tab to refine and edit equations. Furthermore, you can adjust the exponents as needed.

### How to Type an Exponent in PowerPoint

You can also create and adjust equations using Superscript and Subscript in PowerPoint. There are various methods mentioned above by which you can use Superscript and Subscript to edit equations.

Using Superscript and Subscript, you can create equations with exponents in PowerPoint and edit them according to specific presentation needs. This isn’t very different from adding or inking an equation. This means you have several options for adding an exponent in PPT.

## Final Words

Suppose you are familiar with how to add superscripts in PowerPoint. In that case, the first three methods should be a good option, especially keyboard shortcuts that are always good for productivity. However, if you aren’t sure what text to add to convert it into a superscript or subscript, you can use the last method mentioned in our list to search and insert the required symbol. To add exponents in PowerPoint, you can use the available equations, write or type them, and use Superscript and Subscript to make adjustments. Furthermore, suppose you’re wondering how to start a presentation or how to end a presentation using exponents in your slides. In that case, the *Equation* tab in PowerPoint can be pretty handy when entering and editing equations with exponents in PowerPoint. Also, check our guide about how to do superscript in Google Slides.