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If you use a lot of sources in your PowerPoint presentations that need footnotes, or if you’re a prolific user of mathematical formulae, you’re going to need to know how to make your text superscript and subscript in PowerPoint. Trouble is, when you’re most in a hurry you can never seem to find where the buttons are hiding. Fear not, here are three ways you can try to have these tools readily available in your arsenal for when you need them most!
Copy the text by pressing Ctrl + C or right-click and select Copy. Switch to PowerPoint. Click in a text box or placeholder on a PowerPoint slide where you wish to place the highlighted text. Right-click and select Keep Source Formatting in the Paste Options in the drop-down menu. This will copy the highlighted text into PowerPoint. Once you have the PowerPoint Options window open, select the Save tab and then check the “Embed fonts in the file” checkbox. You then have the option to include all of the characters (increases the file size) or only the characters used (reduces the file size). Embed fonts from within the PowerPoint Options window. To add Strikethrough to the Quick Access Toolbar by right-clicking: Right-click Strikethrough in the Font group on the Home tab in the Ribbon. A drop-down menu appears. Select Add to Quick Access Toolbar. To add Strikethrough to the Quick Access Toolbar using the PowerPoint Options dialog box. When you’ve made a selection, check the checkboxes next the fonts you want and click “Add to Collection”. Go to My Collection and click “Use Fonts”, select to download them as a zip file to your computer. Step 3: Install the Fonts.
When you open up PowerPoint you’ll notice it opens the ‘Home’ tab in the ribbon at the top of your window. There are a number of font options ready and waiting for you to try, but sadly superscript and subscript aren’t part of the chosen few, so here’s what to do:
Embed New Fonts in Your PowerPoint File So to fix this problem that comes from using custom fonts let's go to the file save as option. When we're preparing to save the file let's go to the Tools Save Options here at the bottom of the Save window. On this window there's an important box we need to check that's off by default.
If you use superscript or subscript a lot, you might want to know the keyboard shortcut to save you rooting around in sub-menus.
In fact, if this has whet your appetite for keyboard shortcuts, we have a handy cheat sheet you can download and use.
There is an option to have both the superscript and subscript options at a mere one click away, and readily accessible at all times of using PowerPoint, and that is to add them to your Quick Access Toolbar.
The Quick Access Toolbar is a ribbon of tools that sits above or below the main PowerPoint ribbon and saves you searching in sub-menus to find the functionality you use most frequently.
You can create your own by following these steps:
However! If you think this sounds like quite a laborious task in order to pull out your most-frequently-used tools, we have a Quick Access Toolbar that our PowerPoint experts use every day, and it’s ready for you to download and import. Click here for your download, which includes step-by-step instructions to get you started. Not only will you have your superscript and subscript options in one handy place, but there’s plenty of other great shortcuts to hack your way to PowerPoint efficiency.