Learn about all of the different methods and keyboard shortcuts that you can use to type the Tilde () symbol on your keyboard, regardless of whether you are using Windows or Mac, and regardless of whether you are working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or a web-based application like Google Docs.
What Does Tilde Mean In chat?
It is a mark that has come to mean “approximately” in informal, conversational English; it is used primarily before numbers to indicate that the number is not exact or precise. It is also known as a tilde* or a wavy dash* informal, formal English.
What Does It Mean When Someone Puts A Tilde After A Word?
Tilde signs are generally used to indicate “about” or “approximately,” and when placed at the end of a sentence, they are intended to convey a cute warbling trail-off rather than an abrupt stop. Sounding similar to the type of noise made by an overjoyed teenager
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Tilde signs are generally used to indicate “about” or “approximately,” and when placed at the end of a sentence, they are intended to convey a cute warbling trail-off rather than an abrupt stop. To type the Tilde () symbol on your keyboard, hold down the Shift key and the tilde key on your keyboard for both Windows and Mac. Alternatively, press and hold the Alt key while typing the Tilde alt code, which is 126 on the numeric keypad, and then release the Alt key to complete the task.
Sounding similar to the type of noise made by an overjoyed teenager
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Type The Tilde On Keyboard
In order to type or insert symbols that do not have dedicated keys on the keyboard, Microsoft Office provides a number of different methods to do so.
In this section, I will outline the various methods you can use to type or insert the Tilde Symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or any other text editor, which are applicable to both Macintosh and Windows users.
Tilde Symbol Alt Code
This method is only available for Windows users. Additionally, your keyboard must include a numeric keypad.
If you are still unable to type the Tilde Symbol using the alt code method, simply follow the instructions below to do so:
Insert your insertion pointer where you want the symbol to appear.
Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard for several seconds.
Whilst maintaining control of the Alt key, enter the symbol’s alt code (126). 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 Fn+NmLk keystrokes together on the keyboard.
Immediately after typing the Alt code, press and hold down the Alt key to insert the Symbol into your document. If you use the Alt Code method, you can type this symbol into any location on your Windows computer.
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Tilde Symbol Shortcut
Follow the steps outlined below to type the Tilde Symbol using a keyboard shortcut:
The first step is to position the insertion pointer where you will be typing the Symbol.
For both Windows and Mac, hold down the Shift key while pressing and holding the  (Grave Accent) key once more.
Windows users can also use the alt key while pressing and holding the number pad to enter 126.
These are the steps you can take to type this symbol in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, depending on your preference.
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