How To Insert The Squared Symbol In Word


It’s rather annoying that Microsoft hasn’t implemented an easy ‘get to’ button for many symbols that are commonly used. One of these symbols is the squared symbol. I’m going to try and show you the ways I have discovered to get the symbol up. So here goes…

If you’re in a rush, then you can copy and paste the symbol below. I basically got it up on Microsoft Word and pasted it here.

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So there you go, there’s the first method. Copy and paste it!

Ok moving on. The code method. This is a great method to insert the squared symbol as it can be used in other programs such as PowerPoint and Excel as well as Word.

Firstly, make sure that you have number lock on. Now what you’re going to be doing is using the numbers on the right side of the keyboard from the numberpad, not the ones above the letters.

Now I’m going to be honest, if you don’t have the numbers on the side and only the numbers above the letters on you’re keyboard, then I’m unsure of how you need to go about utilising this method. But if I find out how I certainly will put it up. If any others know then please do comment!

Anyway. So now that you have got number lock on, what you now need to do is keep hold of the Alt button. Whilst holding down this button, type the following numbers in: 0178. Once you have typed the numbers, release the Alt button and the squared symbol should now be up. Done!

Onto the next method, Superscript method.

Here, what you need to do is first of all is just type the number 2 in normally. Now you need to click the superscript button. This can usually be found next the bold, italics and underline buttons in Word 2007 onwards. The screen shot below shows the button.

The 2 should now be in superscript.

There is also another route to get the 2 superscripted. These methods go on forever!

Make sure the number 2 is highlighted, then hold Ctrl, Shift and then push the = button. The 2 should now be superscripted. Simples!

So there you go, that’s how you type the squared symbol on word.

Thanks for reading, hope it helped!

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