In Microsoft Word, you can quickly and easily type some special symbols by simply pressing the appropriate key on your keyboard. A copyright symbol (C) is one such symbol, which you can insert by entering the text (C) and letting AutoCorrect handle the rest of the process.
There are a variety of other symbols that can be accessed by pressing the second key on the keyboard. One of these is the # sign, which you can insert by pressing Shift+3 on your keyboard.
Other symbols, on the other hand, are more difficult to type using the keyboard. The greater than or equal to a symbol () is represented by the number one.
To insert this and many other symbols, you must first look through Word’s library of symbols, then use the symbol’s Alt code, or the Greater than or equal to symbol shortcut, to find the symbol you want to insert.
Using The Greater Than Or Equal To Symbol Alt Code
In spite of the fact that the greater than or equal to symbol does not have a dedicated key on the keyboard, the Alt code method can be used to type it on a keyboard. By pressing and holding the Alt key while simultaneously pressing the Greater than or equal to symbol Alt code (242) on the numeric keypad, you can achieve this result.
This method is only compatible with Windows. Additionally, your keyboard must include a numeric keypad.
Listed below are the steps you can take to type on your Windows PC in the following order:
- Insert your insertion pointer where the greater than or equal to symbol is required.
- Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard for a couple of seconds.
- While maintaining control of the Alt key, enter the alt code for the greater than or equal to the symbol (242). To enter the alternate code, you must use the numeric keypad. When using a laptop with no numeric keypad, you may find that this method does not work properly for you. Depending on the laptop, there may be a hidden numeric keypad that can be accessed by pressing the keys Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
The Symbol will be inserted into your document after you have released the Alt key after typing the sign Alt code.
Copy And Paste Greater Than Or Equal To sign
Another simple method to obtain the greater than or equal to the symbol on any PC is to copy and paste, which is my personal favorite method.
You simply copy the symbol from a source such as a web page or the character map for Windows users, then navigate to the location where the symbol is required (such as Word or Excel), and press Ctrl+V to paste it.
You can copy and paste the symbol from the following page into your Word document. It’s as simple as selecting it and pressing Ctrl+C to copy it, switching over to Microsoft Word, positioning your insertion pointer where you want it, and pressing Ctrl+V to paste it.
Alternatively, you can simply copy the contents of this post using the copy button at the beginning of this post.
Follow the steps outlined below to copy and paste the greater than or equal to the symbol using the character map dialogue box if you are a Windows user.
- Click on the Start button and type in “Character Map” in the search box. The Character Map app will appear in the search results; simply click on it to launch it in your browser.
- The Character Map dialogue box will appear after that. By selecting the Advanced view check-box, the dialogue box will be expanded to include additional advanced options.
- On the advanced view, type greater-than or equal-to in the Search box to find results.
- Upon returning to the character map dialogue, you should see the Greater than or equal to sign. For those who cannot see it, you should search through the library of symbols until you find one that matches your needs. When you’ve found it, double-click it to make it your selection. Alternatively, you can select the option by clicking on the Select button.
- After you have selected the symbol by double-clicking it, it should appear in the Character to copy: field. To copy the symbol, click on the Copy button on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Open your Microsoft Word or Excel document, position the insertion pointer where you want it, and press the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut to paste.