Format text as superscript or subscript

  1. Select the text that you want to format as superscript (superscript: Describes text that is slightly higher than other text on a line, such as a footnote reference mark.) or subscript (subscript: Describes text that is slightly lower than other text on a line. Subscripts are often used in scientific formulas.).
  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the Dialog Box LauncherButton image.
  3. In the Font dialog box, under Effects, select the Superscript or Subscript check box.

 Note   For superscript text, if you want to raise the selected text without changing the font size, enter a higher percentage in the Offset box. For subscript text, if you want to lower the selected text without changing the font size, enter a lower percentage in the Offset box.

ShowTip

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 automatically applies superscript formatting to the ends of ordinal numbers, which are numbers that show the relative position of something in a sequence, such as 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, etc.

To change this setting, do the following:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click PowerPoint Options.
  2. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.
  3. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, on the AutoFormat As You Type tab, do one of the following:
    • Clear the Ordinals (1st) with superscript check box to prevent Office PowerPoint 2007 from applying superscript formatting to ordinal numbers.
    • Select the Ordinals (1st) with superscript check box if you want PowerPoint 2007 to apply superscript formatting to ordinal numbers.

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007