How to Type a Square Symbol on a Mac, MacBook? & Square Root Symbol on Any Document

Last Updated on Sep 21, 2021

Type Square Symbol on Mac Pages, Mail: Use Different Geographical Shapes and Mathematical symbols in Pages, Numbers, Mail, or Message on Mac is an annoying task. Last time I faced a problem with a typical square inline text while preparing page documents. Most of the students and professionals are facing issues with type some most frequently used symbols in the Pages, Mail app. Follow the guide below on how to write a squared number mac or Squared root symbol on macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Mavericks, EI Capitan, Yosemite.

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For whatever reason, you need to type the Square on MacBook, Mac, this tutorial will help you add the Square in Pages App, and Mail app. Get along with it.

Guide How to Type Exponents on a Mac? Read to Type a Squared in Pages, Number, and Mail

How to Type Exponents or Square Shape on Mac [Common Tip]

here in this article, I tried to give solutions for specific document types and the most common ways to use exponents or Square shapes using your Keyboard. First let’s look into, type square using Keyboard shortcuts on Any Documents or Fields except Google Docs and Google Slides.

  1. Use Emoji and Keyboard [CTRL + CMD + Space]
Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • On your Emoji & Symbols Popup Type, “Superscript” in the search box.
  • Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3
  • Here are all the Pre ready Superscript symbols, select them, and use them as a Square [2 number].
  • Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Way 3
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac
  • That’s it. Works everywhere mostly.
  • How to do the Squared Symbol on Pages, Numbers Mac

    In three ways, we can type squared symbols or exponents for Mathematical presentation or Equations on Pages and Numbers documents. Let’s check one by one.

    There is not Square root symbol available on a keyboard, Apple users can use keys

    Method 1:

    Type full amount string in a page and select the last digit that you want to convert into superscript and subscript. Suppose it wants to type square of 3,

    1. Type 32 on Pages or Number document.
    Select Number that you want convert into square
    Select Number that you want convert into square
  • Then, select “2” and Use Keyboard Shortcut, Control + Command + ‘+’ Sign from the Numeric keyboard to Convert into the Square symbol.
  • Type Squared Symbol on Page or Number Using Keyboard Shortcut on Mac
    Type Squared Symbol on Page or Number Using Keyboard Shortcut on Mac
  • Otherwise, Control + Command + ‘-‘ Sign from Numeric keyboard for Convert into a subscript symbol. The selected Number will convert into Square.
  • Select Number to convert into Superscript
    Select Number to convert into Superscript

    That’s it.

    Method 2:

    1. Open Pages or Number on Mac.
    2. Type to Number with squared symbol – 2. and Select 2.type Square Symbol on pages
    3. Then, from the top Mac Menu, Go to Format > Font > Baseline > Superscript.Superscript option on Mac
    4. Now the selected text converts into a squared symbol.Type Square mathematicle expression
    5. That’s it. Now Method 2 is, Using Emoji and Keyboard popup.

    Now next series will continue to go in Superscript, Disable it or uncheck from Superscript.

    Method 3:

    1. Click on Document where you want to type square symbol, then Use Keyboard Shortcut for Emoji and Keyboard [CTRL + CMD + Space] to open Emoji & Symbols popup showing in below screen. or From top Mac menu, Edit > Emoji & Symbol.
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3
  • Type, Superscript, and see all superscript symbols. Click on Square to add to the document.
  • Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Way 3
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Way 3
  • That’s it.
  • How to Do the Squared Symbol on Mac Word?

    we can type squared symbol on mac word in three ways. first is using Keyboard shortcut for Word only, Second way is common practice for all documents on a mac using Emoji and Symbol keyboard, and the third way is from the Font dialog box.

    Method 1:

    1. Open Word document on Mac, then Type the whole number like 32 [2 to make it square].
    2. Now, Select the “2” Number only using a Trackpad or mouse.
    Select Number that you convert in to exponents on Mac Word
    Select Number that you convert into exponents on Mac Word
  • Then, press Command + Shift + “+=” Key at once to convert 2 into exponents.
  • Squared Symbol on Mac Word Keyboard Shortcuts
    Squared Symbol on Mac Word Keyboard Shortcuts
  • or Use exponents Tool from Top Ribbon.
  • The next Number will add to the Exponent.
  • Type exponents or Square on Mac word
    Type exponents or Square on Mac word
  • That’s it.
  • Method 2:

    1. Open Word document on Mac. Put typing arrow on the document. then, Use Emoji and Keyboard [CTRL + CMD + Space] to popup Emoji dialog box.
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Type, “Superscript” in the search box.
  • Use Emoji and Symbol keyboard for insert square symbol
    Use Emoji and Symbol keyboard to insert square symbol
  • Here are all the Pre ready Superscript symbols, select them, and use them as a Square.
  • That’s it
  • Method 3:

    1. Open Word Document on Mac, Type full number with 2 to convert into Squared symbol.
    2. Select 2 using Trackpad or Mouse, then From top Mac Menu, Format > Font > Baseline > Superscript.
    3. 2 number is converted into the Squared symbol.
    4. That’s it.

    How to do the Squared Symbol on Mac Excel?

    Using the below three techniques we can type the Squared symbol on Mac Excel Document.

    Method 1:

    1. Open the Excel document on Mac. Put typing arrow on the document. then, Use Emoji and Keyboard [CTRL + CMD + Space] to popup Emoji dialog box.
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Type, “Superscript” in the search box.
  • Use Superscript on Excel Mac with Squared Symbol
    Use Superscript on Excel Mac with Squared Symbol
  • Here are all the Pre ready Superscript symbols, select them, and use them as a Square.
  • Squared Symbol on Mac Excel File
    Squared Symbol on Mac Excel File
  • That’s it
  • How to Type Exponents on Mac Google Docs?

    We can type squared symbol on mac google docs using Keyboard shortcut or From Doc Font Format toolbar option.

    1. Open Google Dock on Mac Browser.
    2. Type the Number with 2, to convert it into a Square. Here I am typing 32, Select 2 using Trakcpage or Mouse.
    Type Exponents on Mac Google Docs
    Type Exponents on Mac Google Docs
  • Then, User Keyboard Shortcuts, Command+. to Convert 2 into exponents.
  • Keyboard Shortcut for Google Docs Square Symbol on Mac
    Keyboard Shortcut for Google Docs Square Symbol on Mac
    • or
  • From doc toolbar, Format > Text > Superscript.
  • Superscript option on Google Doc toolbar
    Superscript option on Google Doc toolbar
  • That’s it.
  • Number converted in to exponents on Mac Google Dock online
    The number converted into exponents on Mac Google Dock online

    Note: for Subscript, Use Keyboard Shortcut, Command +,

    How to Type Exponents on Mac Google Slides

    1. Open Google Slides on Mac Browser.
    2. Type the Number with 2, to convert it into a Square. Here I am typing 32, Select 2 using Trakcpage or Mouse.
    How to Type Exponents on Mac Google Slides
    How to Type Exponents on Mac Google Slides
  • Then, User Keyboard Shortcuts, Command+. to Convert 2 into exponents.
  • Keyboard Shortcut for Google Docs Square Symbol on Mac
    Keyboard Shortcut for Google Docs Square Symbol on Mac
    • or
  • From Google Slides toolbar, Format > Text > Superscript.
  • Type Exponents on Mac Google Slides Using Toolbar option
    Type Exponents on Mac Google Slides Using Toolbar option
  • That’s it.
  • Type Exponents or Square on Mac Google Slides
    Type Exponents or Square on Mac Google Slides

    Note: for Subscript, Use Keyboard Shortcut, Command +,

    How do You Get Special Characters on a Mac Keyboard?

    To use Special characters with “Shift + Special Keys” like an Exclamation mark, at Symbol, Percentage, Caret, Octothorpe, and more common symbols available on all international keyboards. But Square and Root symbols are not given in special character keys on the apple keyboard.

    Get Special Characters on a Mac Keyboard
    Get Special Characters on a Mac Keyboard

    Or Use Emoji keyboard, Open Emoji Popup using [CTRL + CMD + Space] keyboard shortcuts.

    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3
    Type Square Symbol on Mac pages and Number using Emoji and Symbols on Mac Method 3

    or From Top Mac menu, Edit > Emoji & Symbols.

    Use Square Symbol on Mac In Mail App

    The easiest way to use the square symbol in the Mail app is to refer to the above steps and write the square root Using Emoji & Symbols popup box.

    1. Type, Number then Use Virtual Mac Symbol Keyboard, to Enter Square symbol.
    2. Use Keyboard Shortcut for “Emoji & Symbols” popup, Control + Command + Space Bar to See Emoji and Symbols popup preview.
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Search “Superscript” and Select Square symbols.
  • Square Symbol on Mac In Mail App
    Square Symbol on Mac In Mail App
  • That’s it.
  • Square Symbol on Mac In Mail App using Shortcut
    Square Symbol on Mac In Mail App using Shortcut

    Shortcut for Type: Square Symbol on Pages and Numbers on Mac

    There is not Square root symbol available on a keyboard, Apple users can use keys

    Type full amount string in a page and select the last digit that you want to convert into superscript and subscript.

    • Superscript: Control + Command + ‘+’ Sign
    • Subscript: Control + Command + ‘-‘ Sign

    How to Type Square Root Symbol on Mac or MacBook or Cube Root

    The above techniques work to type square symbol on Mac, But Root mathematical expression not works, Here are the common techniques for type Square root symbol on Mac. Know how to type square root symbol on mac or Qube root Symbole on Mac.

    1. Use Control + Command +  Space to Open Emoji & Symbols Popup. Or From top Mac Menu, Edit > Emoji & Symbols.
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    Open Emoji & Symbols Popup on Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Then, Type Root in the Search box, Select root sign, and Type number for calculating root number.
  • Type root on Mac on any document
    Type root on Mac on any document
  • That’s it.
  • Root Sign on Mac
    Square & Cube Root Sign-on Mac

    Follow the same step to type Root on Pages Mac, type Root on Numbers Mac, type Root on Word Mac, type Root on Excel Mac or MacBook.

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