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Ms Word Shortcuts for commonly used Symbols Math & Science

Ms Word symbol shortcut

MS Word is popular tool that is widely used for various purposes, including writing, designing, and formatting documents. Symbols are integral part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This article covers Ms Word shortcut symbols used.

Ms Word Shortcut for Symbol

Ms Word has hidden shortcut that is similar to LaTeX. It is enabled in Equation editor by default however to insert symbols outside of equation editor, you need to enable it using following one-time setting.

Enable shortcut in Ms Word for Symbols

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

Unicode Shortcut

To get symbol from Unicode, type Unicode for a symbol and press “Alt+x” immediately after it.

Ms Word shortcut and Unicode for symbols.

NameSymbolMs Word ShortcutUnicode Code
above\aboveU+2534
acuté\acutéU+0301
aleph\alephU+2135
alphaα\alphaU+03B1
amalg\amalgU+2210
angle\angleU+2220
aoint\aointU+2233
approximate\approxU+2248
asmash\asmashU+2B06
asterisk\astU+2217
asymp\asympU+224D
atop¦\atopU+00A6
Bar̿\BarU+033F
bar̅\barU+0305
because\becauseU+2235
begin\beginU+3016
betaβ\betaU+03B2
bet\bethU+2136
bigcap\bigcapU+22C2
bigcup\bigcupU+22C2
bigodot\bigodotU+2A00
bigoplus\bigoplusU+2A01
bigotimes\bigotimesU+2A02
bigsqcup\bigsqcupU+2A06
biguplus\biguplusU+2A04
bigvee\bigveeU+22C1
bigwedge\bigwedgeU+22C0
bowtie\bowtieU+22C8
bot\botU+22A5
box\boxU+25A1
bra\braU+27E8
brevĕ\brevĕU+0306
bullet\bulletU+2219
cap\capU+2229
Cube root\cbrtU+221B
Center dot\cdotU+22C5
Center dots\cdotsU+22EF
checǩ\checǩU+030C
chiχ\chiU+03C7
circle\circU+2218
close\closeU+2524
Club suit\clubsuitU+2663
coint\cointU+2232
congruence\congU+2245
cup\cupU+222A
daleth\dalethU+2138
dashv\dashvU+22A3
Double D\DdU+2145
Double b\ddU+2146
Four dots\ddddotU+20DC
Three dots\dddotU+20DB
Double dots̈\ddoẗU+0308
ddots\ddotsU+22F1
degree°\degreeU+00B0
Degree Celsius\degcU+2109
Degree Fahrenheit\degfU+2103
DeltaΔ\DeltaU+0394
deltaδ\deltaU+03B4
Diamond suit\diamondsuitU+2662
division÷\divU+00F7
dot ̇\doṫU+0307
Dot equal to\doteqU+2250
dots\dotsU+2026
Down arrow\DownarrowU+21D3
Down arrow\downarrowU+2193
dsmash\dsmashU+2B07
Double e\eeU+2147
ell\ellU+2113
Empty set\emptysetU+2205
end\endU+3017
epsilonϵ\epsilonU+03F5
eqno#\eqnoU+0023
equivalence\equivU+2261
etaη\etaU+03B7
exists\existsU+2203
For all\forallU+2200
GammaΓ\GammaU+0393
gammaγ\gammaU+03B3
Greater than equal to\geU+2265
gets\getsU+2190
Much greater than\ggU+226B
gimel\gimelU+2137
gravè\graveU+0300
hat̂\hatU+0302
hbar\hbarU+210F
Heart suit\heartsuitU+2661
Hook left arrow\hookleftarrowU+21A9
Hook right arrow\hookrightarrowU+21AA
H phantom\hphantomU+2B04
hvec\hvecU+20D1
Double i\iiU+2148
Fourth integral\iiiintU+2A0C
Triple integral\iiintU+222D
Double integral\iintU+222C
Im\ImU+2111
imathı\imathU+0131
in\inU+2208
Increment\incU+2206
infinity\inftyU+221E
integral\intU+222B
iotaι\iotaU+03B9
Double j\jjU+2149
J mathȷ\jmathU+0237
kappaκ\kappaU+03BA
ket\ketU+27E9
LambdaΛ\LambdaU+039B
lambda λ\lambdaU+03BB
Left angle\langleU+27E8
Left brace{\lbraceU+007B
Left brack[\lbrackU+005B
Left ceil\lceilU+2308
Left div\ldivU+2215
Left dots\ldotsU+2026
Less than equal to\leU+2264
Left arrow\LeftarrowU+21D0
Left arrow\leftarrowU+2190
Left harpoon down\leftharpoondown U+21BD
Left harpoon up\leftharpoonupU+21BC
Left right arrow\LeftrightarrowU+21D4
Left right arrow\leftrightarrowU+2194
Less than equal to\leqU+2264
Left floor\lfloorU+230A
Much less than\llU+226A
Long left arrow\LongleftarrowU+27F8
Long left arrow\longleftarrowU+27F5
Long left right arrow\LongleftrightarrowU+27FA
Long left right arrow\longleftrightarrowU+27F7
Long right arrow\LongrightarrowU+27F9
Long right arrow\longrightarrowU+27F6
Maps to\mapstoU+21A6
mid\midU+2223
models\modelsU+22A8
Minus plus\mpU+2213
muμ\muU+03BC
nabla\nablaU+2207
ndiv\ndivU+2298
Not equal to\neU+2260
North east arrow\nearrowU+2197
Not equal\neqU+2260
ni\niU+220B
norm\normU+2016
nuν\nuU+03BD
North west arrow\nwarrowU+2196
O dot\odotU+2299
Cyclic triple integral\oiiintU+2230
Cyclic double integral\oiintU+222F
Cyclic integral\ointU+222E
OmegaΩ\OmegaU+03A9
omegaω\omegaU+03C9
O minus\ominusU+2296
open\openU+251C
O plus\oplusU+2295
O slash\oslashU+2298
O times\otimesU+2297
over/\overU+002F
overbar¯\overbarU+00AF
Over brace\overbraceU+23DE
Over parenthesis\overparenU+23DC
parallel\parallelU+2225
partial\partialU+2202
phantom\phantomU+27E1
PhiΦ\PhiU+03A6
phiϕ\phiU+03D5
PiΠ\PiU+03A0
piπ\piU+03C0
Plus minus±\pmU+00B1
Four prime\pppprimeU+2057
Triple prime\ppprimeU+2034
Double prime\pprimeU+2033
Precedes\precU+227A
Precedes equal to\preceqU+227C
prime\primeU+2032
product\prodU+220F
Proportional to\proptoU+221D
PsiΨ\PsiU+03A8
psiψ\psiU+03C8
Quad root\qdrtU+221C
Right angle\rangleU+27E9
ratio\ratioU+2236
Right brace}\rbraceU+007D
Right bracket]\rbrackU+005D
Right ceil\rceilU+2309
right dots\rddotsU+22F0
Re\ReU+211C
rectangle\rectU+25AD
Right floor\rfloorU+230B
rho ρ\rhoU+03C1
Right arrow\RightarrowU+21D2
Right arrow\rightarrowU+2192
Right harpoon down\rightharpoondownU+21C1
Right harpoon up\rightharpoonupU+21C0
S divide\sdivU+2044
South east arrow\searrowU+2198
Set minus\setminusU+2216
SigmaΣ\SigmaU+03A3
sigmaσ\sigmaU+03C3
sim\simU+223C
similar or equal to\simeqU+2243
smash\smashU+2B0D
Spade suit\spadesuitU+2660
Square cap\sqcapU+2293
Square cup\sqcupU+2294
Square root\sqrtU+221A
Square sub set equal to\sqsubseteqU+2291
Square super set equal to\sqsuperseteqU+2292
star\starU+22C6
Sub set\subsetU+2282
Sub set equal to\subseteqU+2286
succeeds\succU+227B
Succeeds equal to\succeqU+227D
sum\sumU+2211
Super set\supersetU+2283
Super set equal to\superseteqU+2287
South west arrow\swarrowU+2199
tauτ\tauU+03C4
therefore\thereforeU+2234
ThetaΘ\ThetaU+0398
thetaθ\thetaU+03B8
tilde ̃\tildeU+0303
times×\timesU+00D7
to\toU+2192
T vec\tvecU+20E1
Under bar\underbarU+2581
Under brace\underbraceU+23DF
Under parenthesis\underparenU+23DD
Up arrow\UparrowU+21D1
uparrow\uparrowU+2191
Up down arrow\UpdownarrowU+21D5
Up down arrow\updownarrowU+2195
U plus\uplusU+228E
UpsilonΥ\UpsilonU+03A5
upsilonυ\upsilonU+03C5
Var epsilonε\varepsilonU+03B5
Var phiΦ\varphiU+03C6
Var piϖ\varpiU+03D6
Var rhoϱ\varrhoU+03F1
Var sigmaς\varsigmaU+03C2
Var thetaϑ\varthetaU+03D1
V bar\vbarU+2502
V dash\vdashU+22A2
Vertical dots\vdotsU+22EE
vector\vecU+20D7
vee\veeU+2228
Vert\VertU+2016
vert|\vertU+007C
Vertical phantom\vphantomU+21F3
wedge\wedgeU+2227
wp\wpU+2118
wr\wrU+2240
XiΞ\XiU+039E
xi ξ\xiU+03BE
zetaζ\zetaU+03B6

Summary

The above blog shows Ms Word symbol shortcut and Unicode for all the commonly used symbols in STEM.

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