How to Type "Squared" on PowerPoint
By Kim Lewis
If your business is in a field such as education, architecture or engineering, you may need to use PowerPoint to display a mathematical equation where a number is squared. This is the case if you need to give a presentation as an invited speaker at a conference, or if you are doing a sales pitch to a group of potential clients. You can create a squared number directly inside of PowerPoint, instead of pasting a graphic of one inside your presentation.
Launch PowerPoint and open a presentation or create a new one.
Find the number inside the presentation that you wish to square and place a “2” next to it. Alternatively, create a text box inside the slide, then type a number and then a “2.”
Select the “2” by highlighting it, then click the “Home” tab on the ribbon and go to “Font.” Click on the expansion tab so that the “Font” dialog window appears.
Go to “Effects” and click the “superscript” check box. Click “OK,” and the number you selected will become squared.
Kim Lewis is a professional programmer and web developer. She has been a technical writer for more than 10 years and has written articles for businesses and the federal government. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science, and occasionally teaches classes on how to program for the Internet.