How to Raise Exponents in Microsoft Word


Exponents are smaller, raised text that signify multiples of a base number or variable. As an example, "X" with a smaller "2" raised just afterward signifies "X squared," or X multiplied by X. Exponents are difficult to display in simple text, but Microsoft Word's advanced font-formatting features allow you to add raised exponents to display them properly.

  • Type the text to be displayed in Microsoft Word. To write "X squared," for example, start by simply typing "X2."

  • Use your mouse pointer to highlight the portion of text that should be raised as an exponent. In the example, highlight the "2" in "X2."

  • Click the exponent button, located in the "Font" group of the "Home" tab. This icon displays X with an exponent of 2. The highlighted "2" will become smaller and be raised slightly above the "X."

Tips & Warnings

  • Exponents are not restricted to mathematical expressions. You can also use raised text to signify citations or additional notes in a Word document.

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