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USING THE NUMERIC KEYPAD TO CREATE SYMBOLS

Instructions
How To use the codes

  1. Place your cursor in the location where you wish to insert the special character.
     

  2. Activate the numeric key pad on the right of the keyboard by pressing Num Lock (upper right of keyboard). The Num Lock light on the keyboard will indicate that the numeric key pad is on.

    NOTE: You must use the numeric key pad; if you use the number keys on the top of the keyboard, the characters will not appear. If you are on a laptop or computer without a separate numeric keypad you will have to investigate alternative methods for inserting symbols.
     

  3. While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. The codes are "case sensitive." For instance, the code for lower-case is ALT+0225, but capital is ALT+0193.

    NOTE: If you have the International keyboard activated, you will only be able to input codes with the ALT key on the left side of the keyboard.
     

  4. Release the ALT key. The character will appear when the ALT key is released.

    NOTE: You must include the initial zero in the code. For example to insert (0225) you must type ALT+0225, NOT ALT+225.

SYMBOL NAME CODE NUMBER
Division sign 0247
Degree symbol 0176
Not symbol 0172
Plus/minus 0177
Micro 0181
Copyright symbol 0169
Registered symbol 0174
Trademark 0153
List Dot 0149
Section Symbol 0167
en-dash 0150
em-dash 0151
Paragraph Symbol 0182
Cent sign 0162
British Pound 0163
Euro currency 0128
Japanese Yen 0165
ƒ Dutch Florin 0131

Upside-down exclamation mark 0161
Upside-down question mark 0191
, French C cedilla (caps/lowercase) 0199
0231
Œ,œ O-E ligature (caps/lowercase) 0140
0156
Œ,œ O-E ligature (caps/lowercase) 0140
0156
German Sharp/Double S 0223
, Nordic O slash (caps/lowercase) 0216
0248
, Nordic A ring (caps/lowercase), Angstrom sign 0197
0229
, A-E ligature (caps/lowercase) 0198
0230
, Icelandic/Old English Thorn (caps/lowercase) 0222
0254
Spanish/French quotation marks 0187
0171

There are many other symbols that can be created with the numeric keypad. These are some of the more popular ones.

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