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how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

  1. #1
    Hyperyoda
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    how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

    this may seem a silly question, but how do you type powers in excel?
    i.e. numbers to the power of something.

    e.g. in WORD, you can type numbers to the power of something by pressing
    "ctrl + shift + ="
    to allow you to type things like the "th" on the "5th" of january, the same
    thing can be used to type 7 squared - e.g. allowing me to type a small number
    "2" top right of the 7.
    how can you do this is excel 2003?
    is it possible?
    (i require this for use in a title - not an equation...)

    many thanks if anyone knows.

  2. #2
    Ron Coderre
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    RE: how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

    Use the caret: ^

    =10^2
    = 10 squared
    =100

    Does that help?

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    Regards,
    Ron


    "Hyperyoda" wrote:

    > this may seem a silly question, but how do you type powers in excel?
    > i.e. numbers to the power of something.
    >
    > e.g. in WORD, you can type numbers to the power of something by pressing
    > "ctrl + shift + ="
    > to allow you to type things like the "th" on the "5th" of january, the same
    > thing can be used to type 7 squared - e.g. allowing me to type a small number
    > "2" top right of the 7.
    > how can you do this is excel 2003?
    > is it possible?
    > (i require this for use in a title - not an equation...)
    >
    > many thanks if anyone knows.


  3. #3
    RagDyeR
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    Re: how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

    Since you're using this for display purposes, you'll have to first make sure
    that the cell is formatted as Text.

    Then, simply select the digit in the formula bar, right click in the
    selection, choose "Format Cells", and click in "Superscript".

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    HTH,

    RD
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    "Hyperyoda" <Hyperyoda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F9B19628-EC49-4C0A-8E19-1ECED1779A2E@microsoft.com...
    this may seem a silly question, but how do you type powers in excel?
    i.e. numbers to the power of something.

    e.g. in WORD, you can type numbers to the power of something by pressing
    "ctrl + shift + ="
    to allow you to type things like the "th" on the "5th" of january, the same
    thing can be used to type 7 squared - e.g. allowing me to type a small
    number
    "2" top right of the 7.
    how can you do this is excel 2003?
    is it possible?
    (i require this for use in a title - not an equation...)

    many thanks if anyone knows.



  4. #4
    Gord Dibben
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    Re: how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

    Use ALT + 0178 on the numpad for squared(superscript 2).

    ALT + 0179 for cubed.

    You can set up a Custom Format for this is you have a great whack to do.

    Format>Cells>Number>Custom

    Enter ### then hit ALT + 0178


    Gord Dibben Excel MVP

    On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 12:33:03 -0800, Hyperyoda
    <Hyperyoda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >this may seem a silly question, but how do you type powers in excel?
    >i.e. numbers to the power of something.
    >
    >e.g. in WORD, you can type numbers to the power of something by pressing
    >"ctrl + shift + ="
    >to allow you to type things like the "th" on the "5th" of january, the same
    >thing can be used to type 7 squared - e.g. allowing me to type a small number
    >"2" top right of the 7.
    >how can you do this is excel 2003?
    >is it possible?
    >(i require this for use in a title - not an equation...)
    >
    >many thanks if anyone knows.


  5. #5
    Gord Dibben
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    Re: how do you type squares or "to the power" in excel??

    Note:

    My first method will change the value to text.

    The Custom Format will leave the number as a number.


    Gord Dibben Excel MVP

    On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 13:08:06 -0800, Gord Dibben <gorddibbATshawDOTca@> wrote:

    >Use ALT + 0178 on the numpad for squared(superscript 2).
    >
    >ALT + 0179 for cubed.
    >
    >You can set up a Custom Format for this is you have a great whack to do.
    >
    >Format>Cells>Number>Custom
    >
    >Enter ### then hit ALT + 0178
    >
    >
    >Gord Dibben Excel MVP
    >
    >On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 12:33:03 -0800, Hyperyoda
    ><Hyperyoda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>this may seem a silly question, but how do you type powers in excel?
    >>i.e. numbers to the power of something.
    >>
    >>e.g. in WORD, you can type numbers to the power of something by pressing
    >>"ctrl + shift + ="
    >>to allow you to type things like the "th" on the "5th" of january, the same
    >>thing can be used to type 7 squared - e.g. allowing me to type a small number
    >>"2" top right of the 7.
    >>how can you do this is excel 2003?
    >>is it possible?
    >>(i require this for use in a title - not an equation...)
    >>
    >>many thanks if anyone knows.


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