Square & cubic meter signs

Discussion in 'Mac Office Excel' started by Maarten, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Maarten

    Maarten Guest

    Version: 2004
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
    Processor: Intel

    Hi

    I've just started working with Excel for Mac after working on a Windows version for years.

    As I recall from a Windows keyboard, it was possible to type a square meter sign (little "2") and a cubic meter sign (little "3"), but I cannot find it on my apple keyboard.

    How can I insert this?

    Thanks
     
    Maarten, Apr 6, 2009
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  2. In article <9absDaxw>,
    wrote:

    > Version: 2004
    > Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
    > Processor: Intel
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > I've just started working with Excel for Mac after working on a Windows
    > version for years.
    >
    > As I recall from a Windows keyboard, it was possible to type a square meter
    > sign (little "2") and a cubic meter sign (little "3"), but I cannot find it
    > on my apple keyboard.
    >
    > How can I insert this?
    >
    > Thanks


    You may find it in the Character Palette.
    Preferences > International > Character palette > Input menu

    Check off ˆ character palette and, ˆ 'show in menu bar'.

    Then you can click the flag in the menu bar and choose Character
    palette. Probably more than you want but it may be in there somewhere.
     
    Harvey Waxman, Apr 6, 2009
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  3. Maarten

    Nige Danton Guest

    On Apr 6, 5:20 pm, CyberTaz <> wrote:
    > The simplest: Key Shift+Command+= to turn on Superscript, type the exponent,
    > then do the stroke again to turn Superscript off. For digit you've already
    > typed, select the digit then use the keystroke.


    This is such a useful short cut and one I was completely unaware of -
    thanks very much for posting this.

    --
    Nige Danton
     
    Nige Danton, Apr 8, 2009
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  4. Maarten

    CyberTaz Guest

    Yeah, except for the small matter of the fact that it doesn't work in Excel
    2004 :-/ My Bad...

    And I can find no "quick" way to apply sub/superscript. Those are about the
    only formatting commands that aren't available for keyboard assignment or
    toolbar button. The only option - other than the Format> Cells route -
    appears to be the buttons that *do* appear in the Formatting Palette.

    Regards |:>)
    Bob Jones
    [MVP] Office:Mac



    On 4/8/09 12:27 AM, in article
    , "Nige
    Danton" <> wrote:

    > On Apr 6, 5:20 pm, CyberTaz <> wrote:
    >> The simplest: Key Shift+Command+= to turn on Superscript, type the exponent,
    >> then do the stroke again to turn Superscript off. For digit you've already
    >> typed, select the digit then use the keystroke.

    >
    > This is such a useful short cut and one I was completely unaware of -
    > thanks very much for posting this.
    >
    > --
    > Nige Danton
     
    CyberTaz, Apr 8, 2009
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