### Quick Answer

To type exponents in a Microsoft Word document, select the exponent number. Click the Home tab, and choose the Superscript option.

Know More### Full Answer

**Select the number**Type the exponent behind the number or variable. Leave a space before and after the character that should be an exponent. Select the number you want to be an exponent.

**Click on the Home tab**Open the Home toolbar by clicking on the Home tab at the top of the screen.

**Click the Superscript option**Click the Superscript option, which is in the Font group of buttons on the Home toolbar. This makes the number appear as an exponent.