Footnotes are great for providing additional information without taking up too much space. With there being a finite amount of space on each slide in PowerPoint, footnotes may be just the thing you need. Here’s how to add them to your next presentation.
Open PowerPoint and navigate to the slide in which you would like to insert a footnote. Next to the text that needs a footnote, insert a number or symbol.
Now, you’ll need to make the number or symbol you’ve inserted as a footnote indicator into superscript. Highlight the character by clicking and dragging your mouse over it.
In the “Font” group of the “Home” tab, select the “Dialog Box Launcher,” which is the tiny icon found at the bottom-right of the “Font” group.
The “Font” window will appear. Here, select the box next to “Superscript” in the “Effects” group. Click the “OK” button to proceed.
The selected text will now appear as superscripted text.
Now to add the actual footnote. In the “Text” tab of the “Insert” group, select the “Header & Footer” option.
The “Header and Footer” window will appear. Check the box next to “Footer,” enter the number or symbol that you used for the footnote indicator, and then enter the footnote text. Once finished, select the “Apply” button.
The footnote will now be inserted.
Repeat this process for each slide that requires a footnote.