How To Superscript In Canva

If you’re a frequent user of Canva, you might have encountered scenarios where you needed to use superscript text to elevate your designs. Unfortunately, Canva does not currently offer a built-in feature to create superscript text. But fret not! In this guide, we will walk you through a simple workaround to create superscript text in Canva.

What is Superscript Text?

Superscript is a typographic feature where certain letters or numbers are set slightly above the normal line of type. It is commonly used in mathematical and scientific formulas, footnotes, endnotes, and citations. In other words, any text that needs to be highlighted and differentiated from the main text.

How to Create Superscript Text in Canva

While Canva doesn’t have a direct superscript option, you can create a similar effect by following these steps:

Step 1: Add Your Text

Firstly, create a text box and type in your text. You can do this by clicking on the “Text” tab on the Canva editor, then select “Add a heading“, “Add a subheading“, or “Add a little bit of body text“.

Step 2: Separate Your Superscript Text

Next, you need to separate the text you want to superscript from the rest of the text. Simply highlight the text you want as superscript, cut it (Ctrl/Cmd + X), and paste it (Ctrl/Cmd+ V) into a new text box.

Step 3: Resize and Position Your Superscript Text

Once you’ve separated your superscript text, you need to resize it and position it appropriately to create the superscript effect. Decrease the font size of the text box containing the superscript text, then move the text box above the line of your main text. You can easily do this by adjusting the font size in the top toolbar and dragging the text box to the desired position.

Remember the key to a good superscript is subtlety, so don’t make your superscript text too small or too large. A good rule of thumb is to make your superscript text about 60-70% the size of your main text.


Even though Canva doesn’t have a built-in feature for superscript text, the steps listed above provide a simple workaround to create superscript effect. Remember, good design is all about getting creative and making the most out of the tools available to you.