How to Square a Number on Microsoft Word

By Shreya Mehta

Many people use Microsoft Word to create reports and other materials since it has user friendly tools and a variety of options to customize reports. At times one may need to include mathematical equations within the report, which require a certain formatting. For example, a number may need to be squared. If you just enter "2", it will appear the same as the number being squared. You must format the "2" to make it appear as an exponent.

Step 1

Open a blank document in Microsoft Word. Type a number that you would like to square.

Step 2

Type "2" next to the number.

Step 3

Highlight the "2" and right click with your mouse. Select "Font" from the menu. In the "Font" tab check off "Superscript" in the Effects section. Click "OK."

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