# Pi symbol in Word: Type π or Π faster with this shortcut

Pi (π) is one of the important mathematical constants used in various fields of science and mathematics. When it comes to writing Pi symbol in Word, there are **4 different ways** namely **Alt code, Alt X method, Symbols and Math autocorrect (fastest)**.

## Four different ways to insert Pi symbol in Word

To insert Pi (π or Π) symbol in Ms Word, place the cursor where you wan to insert sign and follow any of the following 4 methods.

Method | π | Π |
---|---|---|

Alt Code | 227 | 928 |

Alt X Code | 03c0 | 03a0 |

Math Autocorrect | \pi<sp> | \Pi<sp> |

### Method 1: Insert Symbols

**Step 1**: Click **Insert **Menu > **Symbol **in **symbols **group.

**Step 2**: Select **More Symbols**.

**Step 3**: Select **“normal text”** from **Font **drop-down and **“Greek and Coptic”** from the **Subset **drop-down.

**Step 4:** Locate the Pi symbol (π or Π) and **Double click** it to insert and click **cancel/close **button to close dialogue box.

### Method 2: Alt X code for Pi

To insert π type **“03c0”** and for Π type **“03a0”** and press **Alt+X** immediately following it. Note **0 in the code is zero**, and above code is case insensitive.

### Method 3: Alt Code for Pi (only for keyboard with special numpad keys)

Numpad keys opens up additional method (i.e. Alt code). To insert Pi symbol using this method:

**Hold**down**Alt**key and- Type
**227**(for π) and**928**(for Π ) **Release Alt**key

### Method 4: Fastest way to type Pi symbol in Word

Type **“\pi<sp>”** for π and **“\Pi<sp>”** for Π, where <sp> is space.

Above method is Math Autocorrect feature of Microsoft Word but requires one time setting. It is alternative to LaTeX and is very helpful while typing mathematical equation and symbols. For more shortcut on typing Equations and Symbols visit our blog on Complete Reference to Math Autocorrect Shortcut in Ms Word.

This feature is only active inside Equation Editor. However the following one time setting allows us to use it outside of 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.

## Summary

Alt Code, ALT X code, Insert Symbols and Math Autocorrect are 4 different ways to insert Pi in Word. Of these, Math autocorrect method is the fastest and easy to remember. Most commonly used method to insert Pi symbol in Word is by using Insert symbol. Unfortunately, it is also the slowest of all. Though Alt Code and Alt X method is next fastest, you need to remember unique code for Pi symbol.