How to Copy & Paste the Square Symbol

The square symbol -- also called the squared symbol -- is a mathematical symbol displayed as a superscript, or raised, 2 and indicates that the previous number is to be multiplied by itself. No dedicated key exists for the square symbol on modern 101-key QWERTY keyboards, so you'll likely need to copy the square symbol to the Windows clipboard before pasting it. Perform the copy-and-paste function using keyboard shortcuts.

Copy the Square Symbol

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Highlight the square symbol displayed here by clicking and dragging over it with your mouse cursor: ²

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Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard. Press and hold the "Command" key on a Mac.

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Tap the "C" key to copy the square symbol to your clipboard.

Paste the Square Symbol

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Click to place your mouse cursor in the document or text area in which you wish to paste the copied square symbol.

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Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard. Press and hold the "Command" key on a Mac.

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Tap the "V" key on your keyboard to paste the symbol.