The cubed sign should be formatted by adding a smaller “3” to the top right of the number or variable it affects. You can make this sign on Windows 8 by using the character map, Alt codes, or the superscript effect, but only if you’re working in software that supports the formatting or character. If your plain text application doesn’t allow special characters or formatting, use a caret and the number 3, such as “3.”
The Alt code keyboard shortcut for entering the cubed symbol is shown below. Please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters if you are new to ALT codes and need extensive instructions on how to use them. Refer to Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols for a complete list of ASCII-based Windows ALT Codes.
How To Type Cubed Symbol [Text] In Word/Excel
For typing Cubed Symbols or inserting symbols that don’t have allocated keys on the keyboard, Microsoft Office gives numerous options.
In this section, I’ll show you five various ways to enter or insert this or any other symbol on your PC, such as in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) for both Mac and Windows users.
Let’s get started without further ado.
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Using The Cubed Symbol Alt Code (Windows Only)
0179 is the alt code for the Cubed Symbol. Even though there is no designated key on the keyboard for this Symbol, you can still input it using the Alt code approach. To do so, press and hold the Alt key while using the numeric keypad to enter the Cubed Alt code (i.e. 0179).
This approach is only compatible with Windows. A numeric keypad is also required on your keyboard.
The steps to type the Cubed Sign on your Windows computer are outlined below:
- Insert your insertion pointer where the Cubed Symbol text is required.
- On your keyboard, press and hold one of the Alt keys.
- Press the Cubed Symbol’s alt code while holding down the Alt key (0179). To type the alt code, you must use the numeric keypad.
- This method may not work if you are using a laptop without a numeric keypad. On some laptops, you may access a hidden numeric keypad by pressing Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
To put the Symbol into your document, release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.
Using the Alt Code approach, this is how you can type this symbol in Word.
Using The Cubed Symbol Shortcut (Mac And Windows)
The Cubed Symbol shortcut for Mac is broken down as follows:
- To begin, position the insertion pointer where you will type the symbol (3).
- To input the symbol, concurrently press Option + 00B3 on your keyboard.
The Cubed Symbol shortcut for Windows is broken down as follows:
- Place the insertion pointer where you want it.
- Keep the Alt key pressed and held.
- To insert the symbol, type 0179 on the numeric keypad while holding down the Alt key.
- You may type this symbol in Word or Excel by following these steps.
Copy And Paste Cubed Sign ³ (Text)
Another simple approach to get the Cubed Symbol on any PC is to copy and paste, which is my preferred technique.
All you have to do is copy the symbol from anywhere (for example, a web page or the character map for Windows users) and paste it where you need it (for example, in Word or Excel).
You can copy and paste the symbol into your Word document by clicking on it below. Simply pick it and press Ctrl+C to copy it, then switch to Microsoft Word, set your insertion pointer where you want it, and hit Ctrl+V to paste it.
Alternatively, you may just click the copy button at the top of this page.
Follow the steps below to copy and paste the Cubed Symbol using the character map dialogue box for Windows users.
After that, the Character Map dialogue box will display. To expand the dialogue box for more sophisticated options, tick the Advanced view checkbox.
Type Superscript Three into the Search box in the advanced view.
On the character map dialogue, you should now see the 3 Cubed (3) Symbol. If you can’t see it, search through the symbol library to see if you can find it. Double-click it to select it once you’ve discovered it. Alternatively, press the Select key.
After you’ve double-clicked the symbol, it should display in the Character to copy: area, and you can copy it by clicking the Copy button.
To paste, open your Microsoft Word or Excel document, set the insertion pointer where you want it, and hit Ctrl+V.
This is how you may utilize the Character Map dialogue on a Windows PC to copy and paste any symbol.
Search for Character Map by pressing the Start button. Click on the Character Map app in the search results to open it.
Using Insert Symbol Dialog
This method is more complicated than the shortcut methods. It is, however, very straightforward
And once you’ve copied and pasted the symbol into your page, you can always copy and paste it again as needed.
The procedures to insert the Cubed Sign in Word using the insert symbol dialogue are outlined below.
- Select the Insert tab from the drop-down menu.
- Click the Symbol button on the Insert tab and select More Symbols.
- The Symbol dialogue box will appear after a few clicks.
- Find the Symbol you want to use and click it.
- Alternatively, you can put the symbol into your document by double-clicking on it.
- Close the window with a click.
- Using the insert symbol dialogue, you may insert the 3 Cubed symbols in Word.
- Look at the bottom of the Symbols window and put 00B3 in the Character code: field to quickly locate the Cubed symbol. After you type the code, the Cubed symbol you want to insert will be picked.
- Select the Insert option from the drop-down menu.