This video tutorial offers a step-by-step guide on how to write the squared symbol in Excel. We’ll have a look at two ways to do this – within text and with numbers, too.

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The first way to write the squared symbol relies on the use of **formatting**. Let’s say we want to type the sign for the square metre. We can simply **type in the cell ‘m2’** and format the number 2 to display correctly.

First, we need to select **the number 2 written within the text**, then we go to the Home tab and click here, on the bottom right-hand corner, to open **‘Font Settings’**. You’ll see this window where you’ll find the Effects section and tick **‘Superscript’**.

Now **click on OK **and that’s it!

Unfortunately, to write the squared symbol the way we just did **doesn’t work with numbers**. So, if the cell is formatted as ‘General’ or ‘Number’, you’ll simply have to use the way we’re about to have a look at.

If you need to make a quick fix, you need to **change the cell formatting to ‘Text’**.

But this is not necessary, because there’s one more way to insert the squared symbol in a cell. And this one **works perfectly well with both** – texts and numbers.

Let’s delete the cell B4 and return the formatting to** ‘General’**. And here we go with how to write the squared symbol through the option of **inserting symbols in Excel**.

If we need to write three squared, type in the cell the number 3 and now we’re ready to insert the squared symbol.

**Go to the ‘Insert’ tab** and click on **‘Symbols’** at the very end. This option is handy if you need to use special symbols and signs in Excel.

We need** the squared symbol**, so we look it up, click on it and insert it through the** ‘Insert’ button**. It appears right where it’s supposed to be – **next to the number 3**.

You can follow these steps to insert any symbol or sign you need in Excel.

Once the symbol is in its place, close the window **with the button ‘Close’** and that’s all it takes!

If you’d like to know more on how to square a number in Excel, have a look at more of our video tutorials – the link is in the list below!

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