# Four methods to type Delta in Word (Δ/δ): Alt X, Alt Code, Insert > Symbols & Math Autocorrect Shortcut

Greek letters delta (Upper case: Δ and Lower case: δ) is used widely in science and economics. It is the fourth letter of Greek alphabets. To type Delta in Word, there are four different ways.

## Methods to type Delta in Word

There are four different ways to insert Delta in Word.

### Method 1: Math Autocorrect (Fastest) Shortcut for Delta in Word

Type **“\Delta”** and press space to get **Δ** symbol. Similarly, type **“\delta”** for **δ**. This math autocorrect shortcut works only inside equation editor by default. However, using the following one time setting, you can make it work outside equation editor too.

- 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.

### Method 2: Insert > Symbols

It is the most common method to insert Delta in Word. To insert Delta, follow the instruction given below:

- Navigate to
**Insert Tab > Symbols**and click on**More Symbols..**to open Symbol window. - Select “
**normal text” or any other desired font in Font**and “**Greek and Coptic” in Subset**. **Search**for “**Δ**or**δ**” symbol and**double click**it to insert.- Click Cancel to close the Symbol Window.

### Method 3: Alt X Code

In this method, you insert Alt X code of Delta and press Alt X immediately following it. Alt X code for Δ is 0394 and for δ is 03b4.

### Method 4: Alt Code

This method is universal (i.e. works even outside of Ms Word too) but works only if you have dedicated Number Pad keys in your keyboard. In this method, you hold down Alt key and type 916 (for Δ) or 235 (for δ).

## Summary

The following table summarize four different ways to type Delta (**Δ/δ**) in Word.

Method | Description |
---|---|

Math Autocorrect (Fastest and Easiest) | Type \Delta (for Δ) or \delta (for δ) and press space. Works in equation editor, but with one time setting can work outside equation editor too. |

Insert > Symbols | Navigate to Insert Tab > Symbols and click on More Symbols.In the Symbol widow, select “ Greek and Coptic” in Subset and double click on Δ/δ symbol to insert it. |

Alt X | Type Alt X code (0394 for Δ and 03b4 for δ) and press ALT + X immediately after it to get Delta in Word |

Alt Code | Hold Alt key and type 916 (Alt code for Δ) or 235 (Alt Code for δ) in Number Pad. Works only with keyboard with dedicated Number Pad. |