# Four different ways to type Beta in Word

## Greek letter Beta in Word

Typing Greek letters or symbols in Microsoft Word is easy, if you know the correct method. Greek letter **β** is used in Finance (portfolio risk), science (beta decay, proton to electron mass ratio, **β**-carotene, etc), maths & statistics (type II error, roots of polynomial etc) among other areas. This blog shows 4 different ways to Greek Letter beta (**β**) in Ms Word.

### First Method – Graphical User Interface:

This is the most commonly used method. To insert beta in Word using this method follow these steps:

- Click
**Insert Tab**and navigate to**Symbols** **Select Normal**in**Font**and**Greek and Coptic**in**subset drop-down**menu. This will display all the Greek alphabets/symbols.- From the displayed Greek letters, select (
**β**).

### Second Method – Math Auto Correct:

This is my favorite and one of the fastest way to type Greek letter ** β** in Word. To get beta (

**) in Word, simply type \beta and press space. It is Math Autocorrect shortcut for**

**β****. It works by default in only inside Equation editor, however after following one time setting, we can make it work outside equation editor too.**

**β**- Click
to open*Files → Options**Word Options* - Navigate to
and click**Proofing**button to open*AutoCorrect Options*window*Auto Correct* - Navigate to
tab*Math Autocorrect* the box against*Check***“***Use Math Autocorrect options outside Math region*“- Click
**Ok**and close all the dialogue boxed.

For the complete list of Ms Word shortcut for Greek Alphabets visit here

### Third Method – The Alt method :

In this method, you **press Alt key** and** type 225** without releasing it. It is one of the fastest but you need to remember alt code (225) for beta symbol. For the complete list of Alt code for all Greek Letters visit here.

### Fourth Shortcut – Alt X method:

To insert Greek Letter beta (β) , type **“03b2”** or **“03B2”** and press **Alt+X** immediately following it. Note the **Alt+X** code is **“zero three b two”** and is case insensitive.

## Conclusion:

Typing Greek letter in Ms Word is easy, if you know its shortcut. Math AutoCorrect way (LaTeX way) of typing beta in Word is the most efficient way where you just type \beta and press space to get ** β**.