Many of us draught our documents and correspondences using Microsoft Word and other word processing software. Special characters, such as the superscript symbol (x2), are supported by these word processors.
To type the squared symbol in Microsoft Word, go to the Font group under the Home tab, click the superscript button (x2), and then type 2. Before pressing the x2 button, you can type 2 first and then select or highlight it.
To get the same result as clicking x2, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + + (hold the Ctrl and Shift keys and then press the + key). Please keep in mind that this keyboard shortcut only works in Microsoft Word. If you use it on the Chrome browser, it will instead zoom the window, so be careful.
To use Google Docs, hold down Ctrl +. (dot or period) and then type 2.
This is a comprehensive guide that explains how to insert or type the Squared Symbol or 2 Square Sign (2) anywhere on your PC, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, whether you’re using a Windows or Mac keyboard. You’ll be taught all of the simple methods, including how to use the Squared Alt code shortcut.
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Copy & Paste The Square Symbol
When using a word processing program to write about anything involving math, you’ll need to become familiar with a variety of symbols that aren’t commonly used in everyday writing. The squared symbol (2), along with the multiplication and division signs, is one of the most commonly used symbols. If you use the copy and paste method, you can easily get the symbol, but you can also use the superscript function in word processing programs to raise a number to any power. If you prefer, you can make the symbol with an alt code.
Symbols to Copy and Paste: Squared
It’s simple to make the math symbol for squared using the familiar copy and paste method. You’ll need to find an example of the symbol you’re after, such as this squared symbol: 2. To copy it, select it with your mouse and press Control + C at the same time, or right-click and select Copy from the menu that appears. Then, go to where you want the squared symbol to appear in the document and press Control and V at the same time, or right-click and choose Paste from the options.
Although copying and pasting the squared symbol is the simplest method, using the superscript feature of your word processing program is a much more versatile way to accomplish the same goal. You can use the same method to type the cubed symbol (3) or to raise a number to any other power, in addition to the squared symbol.
The superscript symbol x2 can be found in the Font group of the Home tab in Microsoft Word or by pressing Control, Shift, and +. To make a squared symbol, click the superscript symbol and then type a 2. You can also type the 2 first, then highlight it and click the superscript symbol to change it to the squared symbol. Using the same method, you can make anything superscript, including letters, symbols, and other numbers.
Other word processing programs use a similar approach. For example, in Google Docs, you can access the superscript option by going to Format, Text, and then clicking Superscript from the menus at the top of the screen. You can also activate the option by pressing Control and the period (.) at the same time. To use the feature in Pages for macOS, go to Format in the menu bar and select Font, Baseline, and Superscript.
Using Keyboard Shortcut
Holding the Alt key while typing 0178 on the number pad is the simplest way to type the squared symbol. To use this keyboard shortcut, make sure Num Lock is turned on. The number keys above the letters (outside the number pad) will not work for the keyboard shortcut; you must use the number pad on the right side of the keyboard.
Alt + 0178 is the keyboard shortcut for the squared symbol. The end result is as follows: 2.
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Squared Symbol On Your Smartphone
Installing the squared symbol on your Android phone is simple and straightforward. Simply long-press the number 2 to insert the squared sign, and superscript 2 will appear.
Unfortunately, there is no option to insert the squared symbol on the iPhone keyboard. Instead, you can use your iPhone’s dictation feature. Select “Done” when you get the correct symbol by tapping the dictation microphone on the iPhone keyboard and saying “superscript two.”