In this wikiHow, you’ll learn how to put a symbol, such as the copyright symbol or the division sign, into a Microsoft Word document. Both the Windows and Mac versions of Microsoft Word allow you to do this.
This tutorial will show you how to use a variety of methods to insert or type the Mail/Envelope Symbol or Mail Sign () in Microsoft Word for Windows. All of the basic approaches will be explained, including how to use the Alt code shortcut.
Let’s get this party started right away.
Hold down the Alt key and press 9993 on the number keypad on the right side of the keyboard to type the Mail/Envelope Symbol in Word.
The table below contains everything you need to know about typing this symbol in Microsoft Word for Windows.
If this quick repair doesn’t satisfy you, keep reading because I’ll show you how to get this symbol, or any other symbol, wherever on your Microsoft Word for Windows.
As you may know, the keyboard features various keys that may be used on both Windows and Mac. That is to say, there are symbols on the keyboard that can be used as second keys. By pressing two or more keys at the same time, you can quickly incorporate such symbols into your work. By hitting Shift + 7 keys, you can get the Ampersand (&) sign, for example.
Other symbols, on the other hand, are not printed on the keyboard as second keys. This makes it tough to type. One of these symbols is the Mail/Envelope Symbol ().
Typing becomes quite challenging if you need to incorporate some of these symbols into your work on a daily basis.
However, it does not have to be complicated. This is especially true now that you’ve finished reading this step-by-step guide.
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In Word/Excel, How Can I Insert A Mail/Envelope Symbol?
I’ll teach you how to type or insert this symbol () in Microsoft Word for Windows in the sections that follow.
I’ll walk you through several approaches for getting the () and any other symbol you might need in a few minutes.
Hold down the Alt key while typing 9993 on your numeric keypad to quickly type the Mail/Envelope symbol on the keyboard.
The approaches are discussed in detail below without further ado.
1: Shortcuts For The Mail/Envelope Symbol
In Windows, there are a variety of shortcuts, some of which are only usable in Microsoft Word. The Mail/Envelope insignia is one of them. Alt + 9993, which is the alt code shortcut, is the shortcut.
9993 is the Alt Code for the Mail/Envelope () Symbol.
In Word, each symbol has its own code that you may use to insert it into your document. The “Alt code” is the name for this code.
The following are the techniques for typing this symbol on your keyboard (using the Alt code provided above):
Press the num lock key to access the numeric keypad. To activate Num Lock on computers without a numeric keypad, press Fn + NumLock.
Press and hold the Alt key while typing 9993 on the numeric keypad.
After typing the Alt code, release the [Alt] key you pressed down (i.e. 9993).
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3: Copy And Paste The Mail/Envelope Symbol Into Your Document.
Using the button below, copy and paste the Mail/Envelope symbol into your work.
When it comes to inputting symbols, I prefer to copy and paste.
Using this strategy, all you have to do is google the symbol you need to type and copy it from one of the search results. You can always recopy and paste the symbol once it’s been copied and placed on your page.
Click the button above to copy this symbol to your clipboard.
Copy and paste is another simple way to get the Mail/Envelope Symbol on any PC, and it’s my preferred method.
All you have to do is copy the symbol from anywhere (for instance, a web page or the Windows character map) and paste it where you need it (for example, in Word or Excel).
By clicking on the symbol below, you may copy and paste it into your Word document. Simply select it and use Ctrl+C to copy it, then open Microsoft Word, place your insertion pointer where you want it, and paste it with Ctrl+V.
3: How To Use The Insert Symbol Dialog
This strategy is more difficult to master than the shortcuts. It is, however, really simple.
You may always copy and paste the symbol into your page as needed once you’ve copied and pasted it into your page.
The steps for utilizing the insert symbol dialogue in Word to insert the Mail/Envelope Sign are detailed below.
From the drop-down menu, choose the Insert tab.
After a few clicks, the Symbol dialogue box will display.
Locate and select the Symbol you want to use.
To rapidly discover the Mail/Envelope symbol, change the Font drop-down to Wingdings on the Symbols window, then look at the bottom section of the dialogue and type 002A in the Character code: field. The symbol you want to use will be selected once you write the code.
From the drop-down menu, select the Insert option.
You may also double-click on the symbol to insert it into your document.
With a click, the window is closed.
This is how you may put this symbol in Word using the insert symbol dialogue box.
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Using The Mail/Envelope Symbol Alt Code
Despite the fact that there is no dedicated key on the keyboard for this Symbol, you can still use the Alt code method to enter it. To do so, press and hold the Alt key while entering the Mail/Envelope Alt code on the numeric keypad (i.e. 9993).
This method can only be used on Windows. On your keyboard, you’ll also need a numeric keypad.
The following are the methods for typing the Mail/Envelope Sign on a Windows PC:
- Where the Mail/Envelope Symbol text is necessary, place your insertion pointer.
- Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
Type the alt code for the Mail/Envelope Symbol while holding down the Alt
- key (9993). You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. If you’re using a laptop without a numeric keypad, this solution might not work. By
- pressing Fn+Nlmk on the keyboard, you can access a hidden numeric keypad on some laptops.
Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code to insert the Symbol into your page.