How to Get the Squared Symbol in Word

By Filonia LeChat

The process of squaring something was originally relegated to the mathematical and scientific fields, but it has since made its way out of those fields and is used in everyday language. Squaring something may mean you like it a lot, want two of it or just feel very strongly about it. In Microsoft Word, you create the squared symbol by highlighting the desired text and applying a type style.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word. Click the "File" tab. Click "Open."

Step 2

Browse to the document to add the squared symbol onto, and double-click its file name. Scroll to the section to add the symbol.

Step 3

Click the cursor to the right of the character to square, such as a number or letter. If there is punctuation, such as a period, place the cursor before the punctuation.

Step 4

Type the number "2." Highlight the number. Right-click the highlight and select "Font."

Step 5

Check the "Superscript" box near the bottom of the "Font" window. Click the "OK" button. The 2 is transformed into the squared symbol.

Tips & Warnings

  • To add a squared symbol to a new Word document, after opening the software, type the text, then follow the rest of the instructions.