How to insert a squared symbol on a Mac computer?

How to insert squared or any other specific symbol on Mac computer?

Even simple things can sometimes be frustrating. For example: you're writing an email and you wish to use a squared symbol, unfortunately you can't find this symbol on your keyboard or in your editor. This particular example is a frequent problem that a lot of people encounter, but it's not a big issue so nobody bothers to write an actual guide to show how to do it.

In order to find a solution you must browse through various forums and websites. We decided to save your time and explain how to use your keyboard in order to type special characters in one easy to follow guide.


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How to insert various symbols

To begin with let's find out how to insert miscellaneous symbols on Mac computer through most applications. Some of apps includes their own editors with insert symbol function, however sometimes you may be missing one or other symbol in those lists. As a solution you may access the Mac OS default symbol list by simply clicking the Control, Command, and Spacebar combination. This shortcut will call you an Character viewer, which includes tons of different symbols, also squared 2 is available. The squared symbol is under Digitals - all section, if you can't find this category in left sidebar click on Gear icon and enable it's showing.


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How to insert squared symbol in Pages app

When it comes to the particular squared symbol on Pages app it's really easy way. All you have to do is write down your number and add digit following the number. For example 452, then highlight the 2 by dragging over it or hold down shift and press the arrow left. Click on Format in the menu at top of your screen, select Font, then choose Baseline and there you will find Superscript which lift's your 2 into a squared symbol. Next to superscript there is and subscript option which allows you to write down logarithms.


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How to insert squared symbol in Mail app

To write the specific symbols on Messages or Mail application path is quite similar to way on Pages app. First write down your text or number, then add additional 2. Highlight the digit 2, click Edit in menu at top of your screen and look for Emojis & Symbols or Special Characters for earlier Mac OS versions. This will open the same Characters viewer window as a shortcut listed above. What is more, the shortcut also works there.


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