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LaTeX in Word: Shortcut of typing degree symbol, different types of arrows and other mathematical symbols

Ms Word shortcut for commonly used Mathematical and Scientific Symbols

Maths, Science and Engineering uses many unique symbols for denoting specific things. It includes symbols like infinity, different arrows, set symbols, degree sign, angle sign and various mathematical symbols and signs.

Symbols in Maths, Science and Engineering

Maths Symbol in Ms Word

Ms Word provides different ways to insert symbols. To add any symbol, you can go to Insert Tab and click on Symbols. This opens up the dialogue box, where you can find all different symbols for use. However, this method is time consuming when you need to use them often. You can type math equation and symbols really faster if you use Math Autocorrect shortcut of Ms Word.

LaTeX in Word: Math Autocorrect

Math autocorrect provides LaTeX type facility to Ms Word for typing equation. These shortcuts are like LaTeX shortcuts and works inside equation editor (use Alt + = to get equation editor).

To enable Math Autocorrect outside equation editor, you need to do one time setting.

  • Navigate Files > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options and
  • From Math AutoCorrect tab, check box which says “Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside math region”.

Equation editor shortcut of degree symbols, different arrows and other mathematical symbols

Following table present equation editor shortcut for infinite, hbar, all kinds of arrows (for typing above/below arrow visit here), partial symbol, nabla, less than equal, greater than equal, times, oplus, ominus, mapsto, arrow with hook, congruent, approximately sign, therefore sign, because sign, for all sign, plus minus, minus plus, angle, proto, degree and many more.

Symbol NameSymbolMs Word ShortcutSymbol NameSymbolMs Word Shortcut
Right Arrow\rightarrow, ->Left Arrow\leftarrow
Up Arrow\uparrowDown Arrow\downarrow
North-east Arrow\nearrowNorth-west Arrow\nwarrow
South-east Arrow\searrowSouth-west Arrow\swarrow
Left Right arrow\leftrightarrowUp Down Arrow\updownarrow
Rightwards Double Arrow\RightarrowLeftwards Double Arrow\Leftarrow
Upwards Double Arrow\UparrowDownwards Double Arrow\Downarrow
Less Than Equal To\leGreater Than Equal To\ge
Double Less Than\llDouble Greater Than\gg
Times𝑎 × 𝑏a \times bTensor Product or O Times𝑓(𝑡) ⊗ 𝑔(𝑡)f(t)\otimes g(t)
Dot𝑎 ⋅ 𝑏a\cdot bO Dot𝑎 ⊙ 𝑏a\odot b
O Plus𝑥 ⊕ yx\oplus yO Minus𝑥 ⊖ 𝑦a\ominus y
Maps To𝑎 ↦a\mapsto bRight Arrow with Hook\hookrightarrow
Dots𝑎 … 𝑏a\dots bCenter dots𝑎 ⋯ 𝑏a\cdots b
Perpendicular𝑎 ⊥ 𝑏a \bot b𝑎 ⊤ 𝑏a \top b
Intersection𝐴⋂𝐵A\bigcap BUnion𝐴⋃𝐵A \bigcup B
Big Square Cup𝐴⨆𝐵A\bigsqcup BBig U with Plus𝐴⨄𝐵A \biguplus B
Star𝑎 ⋆ 𝑏a \star bFor All\forall
Big Wedge\bigwedgeBig Ve\bigvee
Not Equal To\neApproximately Equal\approx
Similar\simSimilar To\simeq
Natural Joint of Bowtie\bowtieBox\box
Subset\subsetEmpty Set\emptyset
Plus or minus±\pm or +-Minus or plus\mp
Angle\angleProportional To\proto
Degree C22 °C22 \degc
List of Ms Word shortcut for Mathematical Symbols similar to LaTeX


Equation editor shortcut provides a quick way to write Scientific and Mathematical symbols in Ms Word. Using them you can quickly type variety of arrows, set symbols, partial, nabla, degree C, angle, etc.


Hope that above shortcut helps you to type mathematical equation in Ms Word faster. If you find some symbols that are missing, comment, we will try to add it as soon as possible.

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