Footnotes are ideal for providing additional information without taking up too much space. With a limited amount of space on each slide in PowerPoint, footnotes may be just what you need. Here’s how to add them to your next presentation.
Open PowerPoint and navigate to the slide where you want to insert a footnote. Next to the text that requires a footnote, insert a number or symbol.
Now you need to insert the number or symbol you inserted as a footnote indicator in exponent. Highlight the character by clicking and dragging your mouse over it.
In the “Font” group of the “Home” tab, select the “Dialog launcher”, which is the small icon located at the bottom right of the “Font” group.
The “Font” window appears. Here, check the box next to “Exhibitor” in the “Effects” group. Click on the “OK” button to continue.
The selected text now appears as superscript text.
Now to add the actual footnote. In the “Text” tab of the “Insert” group, select the “Header and footer” option.
The “Header and footer” window appears. Check the box next to “Footer”, enter the number or symbol you used for the footnote indicator, and then enter the text of the footnote. When finished, select the “Apply” button.
The footnote will now be inserted.
Repeat this process for each slide that requires a footnote.