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Question: How to type a squared symbol

How do you insert a squared symbol in mail meaage or Pages?

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Posted on Feb 19, 2012 10:50 AM

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Say that you want to show 3 squared, 32


• In Pages -


Enter the numbers 32


Highlight the 2


Go to the Format menu, Font > Baseline > Superscript


This will raise the 2 and make it smaller


If you want to make the 2 appear higher, select it, the go to the Format menu > Font > Baseline > Raise


• In Mail -


In a message window, enter the numbers 32


Highlight the number 2


Go to the Edit menu and select Special Characters...


In the Character screen, in the lower right should be displayed variants for the number 2 (which is why you highlighted the 2 before going here). Double-click the appropriate one, probably the one in the upper right of the array offered.


This should convert the highlight 2 in the message to a superscript 2.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 1:06 PM

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Jun 24, 2014 8:21 AM in response to Macmollyanna In response to Macmollyanna

The characters menu that is activated with "ctrl+cmd+space" allows access to a "superscript 2" or square root symbol (²).



Check if the "Digits — All" category isn't in the left-hand column, click the gear icon, then select this category — adding it to the list.


This category is having square root symbol (²)....Then you can add the this, in "Digits — All", to Favorites, so you can access it a little more quickly.


Just double click it to place into your text.

Jun 24, 2014 8:21 AM

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Feb 19, 2012 1:06 PM in response to captfred In response to captfred

Say that you want to show 3 squared, 32


• In Pages -


Enter the numbers 32


Highlight the 2


Go to the Format menu, Font > Baseline > Superscript


This will raise the 2 and make it smaller


If you want to make the 2 appear higher, select it, the go to the Format menu > Font > Baseline > Raise


• In Mail -


In a message window, enter the numbers 32


Highlight the number 2


Go to the Edit menu and select Special Characters...


In the Character screen, in the lower right should be displayed variants for the number 2 (which is why you highlighted the 2 before going here). Double-click the appropriate one, probably the one in the upper right of the array offered.


This should convert the highlight 2 in the message to a superscript 2.

Feb 19, 2012 1:06 PM

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Jun 24, 2014 8:21 AM in response to Macmollyanna In response to Macmollyanna

The characters menu that is activated with "ctrl+cmd+space" allows access to a "superscript 2" or square root symbol (²).



Check if the "Digits — All" category isn't in the left-hand column, click the gear icon, then select this category — adding it to the list.


This category is having square root symbol (²)....Then you can add the this, in "Digits — All", to Favorites, so you can access it a little more quickly.


Just double click it to place into your text.

Jun 24, 2014 8:21 AM

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Jun 24, 2014 8:23 AM in response to Don Archibald In response to Don Archibald

The characters menu that is activated with "ctrl+cmd+space" allows access to a "superscript 2" or square root symbol (²).



Check if the "Digits — All" category isn't in the left-hand column, click the gear icon, then select this category — adding it to the list.


This category is having square root symbol (²)....Then you can add the this, in "Digits — All", to Favorites, so you can access it a little more quickly.


Just double click it to place into your text.

Jun 24, 2014 8:23 AM

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