If you’re not pleased with this easy fix, keep reading because I’ll show you how to get this sign, or any other symbol, anyplace on your Microsoft Word for Windows.
As you may be aware, the keyboard has several dual-purpose keys for both Windows and Mac. That is to say, there are symbols readily available on the keyboard as second keys. You may easily insert such symbols into your work by pressing two or more keys at the same time. The Ampersand (&) sign, for example, can be obtained by pressing Shift + 7 keys.
Other symbols, on the other hand, are not printed as second keys on the keyboard. This makes typing tough. The Phone Symbol () is one of these symbols.
If you need to incorporate some of these symbols into your work on a frequent basis, typing becomes extremely challenging.
It doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Particularly now that you’ve finished reading this step-by-step tutorial.
How To Insert Phone symbol In Word/Excel
In the sections that follow, I’ll show you how to type or insert this symbol () in Microsoft Word for Windows.
In a few minutes, I’ll walk you through many methods for getting the () and any other symbol you might require.
To type the phone sign on the keyboard quickly, hold down the Alt key and type 9743 alt code on your numeric keypad.
However, without further ado, the approaches are described in full below.
For typing Phone Symbols or inserting symbols that don’t have corresponding keys on the keyboard, Microsoft Office offers numerous options.
In this section, I’ll show you three various ways to type or insert this or any other symbol on your PC, such as in Microsoft Word for Windows.
Let’s get started without further ado.
1. Phone Symbol Shortcuts
There are various shortcuts in Windows, some of which are only useful in Microsoft Word. One of them is the phone symbol. The shortcut is Alt + 9743, which is the alt code shortcut.
Every symbol in Word has its own code, which you may use to put into your document. This code is known as the “Alt code.”
The methods for typing this symbol on your keyboard (using the Alt code provided above) are as follows:
To use the numeric keypad, press the num lock key. On laptops without a numeric keypad, press Fn + NumLk to activate Num Lock.
Using the numeric keyboard, press and hold the Alt key while typing 9743.
Release the [Alt] key you pressed down after typing the Alt code (i.e. 9743).
The Phone () icon should show in your document as soon as you release the Alt Key.
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2. Copy And Paste The Phone Symbol
Copy and paste the phone icon below into your document.
Copy and paste is my preferred approach for inserting symbols.
All you have to do using this method is google the symbol you need to type, then copy it from one of the search results. Once you’ve copied and pasted the symbol into your page, you may always recopy and paste it as needed.
3. Using Insert Symbol Dialog
His methodology isn’t as simple as the shortcut techniques. It is, however, very straightforward.
And once you’ve copied and pasted the symbol into your page, you can always copy and paste it again as needed.
The procedures to insert the Phone Sign in Word using the insert symbol dialogue are outlined below.
Select the Insert tab from the drop-down menu.
The Symbol dialogue box will appear after a few clicks.
Find the Symbol you want to use and click it.
Change the Font drop-down to Wingdings, then look at the bottom part of the dialogue and type 0028 in the Character code: box to quickly locate the Phone symbol on the Symbols window. After you type the code, the symbol you want to put will be picked.
Select the Insert option from the drop-down menu.
4: Using The Phone Symbol Alt Code:
Even though there is no designated key on the keyboard for this Symbol, you can still input it using the Alt code approach. To do so, press and hold the Alt key while using the numeric keypad to enter the Phone Alt code (i.e. 9743).
This approach is only compatible with Windows. A numeric keypad is also required on your keyboard.
The following instructions will show you how to type the Phone Sign on your Windows PC:
- Insert your insertion pointer where the Phone Symbol text is required.
- On your keyboard, press and hold one of the Alt keys.
- Press the Phone Symbol’s alt code while holding down the Alt key (9743). To type the alt code, you must use the numeric keypad. This method may not work if you are using a laptop without a numeric keypad. On some laptops, you may access a hidden numeric keypad by pressing Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
- To put the Symbol into your document, release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.
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5: Using Insert Symbol Dialog Box
The insert symbol dialogue box has a symbol library from which you may quickly insert any symbol into your Word document with a few mouse clicks.
To use the insert symbol dialogue box to insert this symbol () in Word or Excel, follow the steps below.
Open your document in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
To insert the symbol, click and drag the insertion pointer to the desired location.
Select the Insert tab from the drop-down menu.
A dialogue box called Symbol will emerge.
Select Wingdings font type in the Font drop-down at the upper left area of the window to easily locate the Phone symbol. Then, at the bottom of the window, write 0028 in the character code field. The Phone symbol will appear chosen after typing this character code.
To put the symbol into your document, click the Insert button.