How To Add Footnote In Powerpoint

Footnotes are invaluable when it comes to citing your sources and providing additional information on your presentation. Placed at the bottom of a page, they can give readers an extra layer of detail and clarity. Whether you’re referencing data or offering further insight into a particular topic, footnotes effectively enhance the reader’s experience.

Adding footnotes to a PowerPoint presentation is pretty straightforward. Here’s how you do it:

1. Start by opening the slide where you want to add footnotes.

2. Put your cursor after the text that needs additional reference material or explanation, and then add the reference number (example: 1)

3. Now highlight the number and click the arrow in the bottom-right of the Font section at the menu bar.

4. In the popup window, find “Superscript” and put a tick mark beside it. Then press “ok”.

This will change the number to appear above the text.

5. Now, we need to add the footnote. Click “Insert” at the top of the page, and select “Header & Footer”. Tick the mark beside Footer and add the number and explanation for the text you referenced.

Once done, click “Apply” from the Header and Footer menu bar. Done! Your footnotes should now appear at the bottom of each slide.

You can repeat the process to add the footnote to other slides of your presentation.


Adding footnotes to a PowerPoint presentation can be a great way to add an extra layer of detail and context. With just a few steps, you’ll be able to provide your audience with additional information that will help them understand the topic better. So why not give it a try!