Insert Squared Symbol?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dalvin200, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Nottingham, UK
    #1
    This is gonna sound like a total noob question, but I was in Mail a few days ago, and I wanted to write some measurements to a friend.. so I was looking to write for ex:

    100m² (ie, 100 square metres).. but i couldn't figure out how to get the squared bit (ie, the small raised "2")..

    i went into special characters, but couldn't really see anything..

    in outlook 2003, i have just gone into insert symbol and picked the symbol with ease (and just pasted it in the above example)..

    any help most appreciated..

    thanks
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    They are there (in the Character Palette) under Numbers and Number symbols (or whatever it was called):

    _Skjermbilde 1.jpg

    ...but I was a bit disappointed about the lack of a superscript option somewhere under Format... :(
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #3
    hmm.. i'm pretty sure i never saw that..

    i'll give it a re-try when i get home from work!

    thanks Mitthrawnuruodo
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 25, 2014
    #4
    To square it

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

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

    ...Then you can add the "superscript 2", in "Digits — All", to Favorites, so you can access it a little more quickly.

    Just double click it to place into your text.
     

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