### How to Type a Square Symbol in Excel

This post tutorial shows you how to write the squared symbol in Excel step by step. We’ll look at two approaches to this: within a text and with numbers.

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1 hide content The First Method – How to Insert the Squared Symbol into Text 2 in Excel The Second Method – Using Numbers, Write the Squared Symbol in Excel

The First Method – How to Insert the Squared Symbol in Excel Text

The first method of writing the squared sign makes use of formatting. Assume we wish to type the square meter symbol. Simply type’m2′ into the cell and format the number 2 to appear correctly.

In Excel, enter’m2′ in the cell to create the squared symbol.

First, pick the number 2 within the text, then go to the Home tab and click here, in the bottom right-hand corner, to access ‘Font Settings.’ You’ll see this window where you can tick ‘Superscript’ in the Effects section.

How to Write the Squared Symbol in Excel – Go to the Home tab and pick the number 2 written within the text.

Squared Symbol in Excel – Tick Superscript

Now click OK, and you’re done!

How to Write the Squared Symbol in Excel – Finally, click OK.

Unfortunately, the way we just wrote the squared sign does not function with numbers. So, if the cell is formatted as ‘General’ or ‘Number,’ you can simply utilize the method we’re about to look at.

Change the cell formatting to ‘Text’ if you need to make a quick repair.

Change the cell formatting to ‘Text’ to write the squared symbol in Excel.

The Second Method – Using Numbers, Write the Squared Symbol in Excel

However, this is not required because there is another technique to enter the squared sign into a cell. And this one works great with both texts and numbers.

Let’s remove cell B4 and reset the formatting to ‘General.’ And now we’ll show you how to write the squared symbol in Excel using the Insert Symbols option.

If we need to write three squared, enter 3 into the cell and then insert the squared symbol.

Go to the ‘Insert’ menu and scroll down to ‘Symbols.’ If you need to use special symbols and signs in Excel, this option comes in handy.

In Excel, go to the Insert tab and type the squared symbol.

Click on Symbols to learn how to write the squared symbol in Excel.

We require the squared symbol, so we search for it, click on it, then insert it using the ‘Insert’ option. It appears exactly where it should – next to the number 3.

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In Excel, write the squared symbol and insert it using the ‘Insert’ button.

The Squared Symbol in Excel – It displays exactly where it should – next to the number 3.

You can use these procedures to insert any symbol or sign into Excel.

Close the window using the ‘Close’ button after the symbol is in position, and that’s all there is to it!

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In today’s tutorial, we will teach you how to type a square symbol in Excel.

Open an Excel file you need. Select the cell with data and press Alt + 0178. Please use your number keyboard on the right. Easy.

There’s another way to type a square symbol in Excel. Go to taskbar search and type ‘character map’ and click on ‘Character Map’.

Choose square symbol and click on ‘Select’ and click on ‘Copy’. Select the cell you need. Right-click in the edit line and choose ‘Paste’ icon.