Insert Squared Symbol?

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

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    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..

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    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. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    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. DharmaShanti macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2014
    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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