In this wikiHow, you’ll learn how to insert a symbol into a Microsoft Word document, such as the copyright symbol or the division sign. This may be done in both Windows and Mac versions of Microsoft Word.
This is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to insert or type the Mail/Envelope Symbol or Mail Sign () in Microsoft Word for Windows using a variety of approaches. You’ll be taught all of the simple approaches, including how to use the Alt code shortcut.
Let’s get started without wasting any time. To type the Mail/Envelope Symbol in Word, hold down the Alt key and use the number keypad on the right side of the keyboard to type 9993.
Everything you need to know about typing this symbol in Microsoft Word for Windows is in the table below. If you’re not satisfied with this quick fix, keep reading because I’ll show you how to get this symbol, or any other symbol, anywhere 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 can 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 difficult. The Mail/Envelope Symbol () is one of these symbols.
If you need to incorporate some of these symbols into your work on a regular basis, typing becomes extremely difficult.
It doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Particularly now that you’ve finished reading this step-by-step tutorial.
How To Insert Mail/Envelope 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 Mail/Envelope symbol on the keyboard quickly, hold down the Alt key and type 9993 on your numeric keypad.
However, without further ado, the approaches are described in full below.
1. Mail/Envelope Symbol Shortcuts
There are various shortcuts in Windows, some of which are only useful in Microsoft Word. One of these is the Mail/Envelope emblem. The shortcut is Alt + 9993, which is the alt code shortcut. The Alt Code for the Mail/Envelope () Symbol is 9993.
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 + NumLock to activate Num Lock.
- Using the numeric keypad, press and hold the Alt key while typing 9993.
- Release the [Alt] key you pressed down after typing the Alt code (i.e. 9993).
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2. Copy And Paste The Mail/Envelope symbol
Copy and paste the Mail/Envelope symbol for your work using the button below.
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.
To copy this symbol to your clipboard, click the button above.
Another simple approach to get the Mail/Envelope Symbol on any PC is to copy and paste, which is my preferred option.
All you have to do is copy the symbol from anywhere (for example, a web page or the character map for Windows users) and paste it where you need it (for example, in Word or Excel).
You can copy and paste the symbol into your Word document by clicking on it below. Simply pick it and press Ctrl+C to copy it, then switch to Microsoft Word, set your insertion pointer where you want it, and hit Ctrl+V to paste it.
3. Using Insert Symbol Dialog
This method is more complicated than the shortcut methods. 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 for inserting the Mail/Envelope 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
On the Symbols window, set the Font drop-down to Wingdings, then look at the bottom area of the dialogue and put 002A in the Character code: field to quickly locate the Mail/Envelope symbol. After you type the code, the symbol you want to put will be picked. Select the Insert option from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can put the symbol into your document by double-clicking on it. Close the window with a click. This is how you may use the insert symbol dialogue in Word to insert this symbol.
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Using The Mail/Envelope 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 Mail/Envelope Alt code (i.e. 9993).
This approach is only compatible with Windows. A numeric keypad is also required on your keyboard.
The methods to type the Mail/Envelope Sign on your Windows PC are listed below:
- Insert your insertion pointer where the Mail/Envelope Symbol text is required.
- On your keyboard, press and hold one of the Alt keys.
- While holding down the Alt key, type the alt code for the Mail/Envelope Symbol (9993). 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.