**In this article, I will share several ways to insert mathematical symbols in Word**. Have you ever had trouble with entering math symbols in Word? However, today’s keyboards have been designed with very few common symbols.

As for more symbols like equals symbol, more or less equals symbol, not equals symbol, etc., you can only enter them through other methods or means. And here I want to share 5 ways to insert math symbols in Word.

## 5 Ways to Insert Math Symbols in Word

- Using Symbol Keys
- Using Right Click Menu
- Using Ink Equation
- Using Keyboard Shortcuts
- Using Object Button

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Method 1: __Using Symbol Keys__

1. Go to tab **Insert** and click the button **Symbol**click

**More Symbols** in the drop-down list.

2. The Symbols dialog box will be displayed, go to the tab **Symbols** and select Symbol in the Font box. Scroll up and down to select the math symbol you want, then just click on it **Insert** on the bottom right.

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Method 2: __Using Right Click Menu__

1. Click anywhere in the Word document and **right click** mouse. select

**Insert Symbol** in the menu that appears.

2. The Symbols dialog box will appear. select **Symbol** as Font in tab

**Symbol**. Scroll up and down to select the math symbol you want, and just tap the button **Insert** to add it to your document.

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Method 3: __Using Ink Equation__

1. Go to tab **Insert** and click **Equation** in the Symbols group.

2. Select **Ink Equation** in the drop-down list.

3. Then the handwriting board will be displayed. Just drag your mouse to draw the symbol. The graph will be automatically identified as the most similar mathematical symbol in the text box above.

If wrong, click the button **Erase** and select the wrong part to delete it. If you want to re-enter math symbols, click the button **clear** then everything on the handwritten board will be erased. Then just click **Insert** on the bottom right.

**Also read: How to Make Letterhead With Logo in Microsoft Word**

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Method 4: __Using Keyboard Shortcuts__

Certain math symbols have corresponding keyboard shortcuts. To enter it, you can enter the appropriate code then press [**Alt + X**].

For example, if you want to enter a less than or equal symbol, then just enter **2264** in the document and press [**Alt + X**]it will be immediately converted into a symbol **️**.

Below is a list of commonly used mathematical symbols and their associated codes. You can try or copy it directly.

Name | Symbol | Appropriate Code |
---|---|---|

Symbol less than | < | 003C |

Symbol less than or equal to | ️ | 2264 |

Symbol is greater than | > | 003E |

Symbol greater than or equal to | ️ | 2265 |

Plus-minus symbol | ± | 00B1 |

The symbol is approximately equal to | ️ | 2248 |

Symbol is not equal to | ️ | 2260 |

All symbols equal | ️ | 224C |

Sum symbol | ️ | 2211 |

Integral symbol | ️ | 222B |

## Method 5: __Using Object Button__

1. Open tab **Insert** and click the button **Object**select **Object** in the drop-down menu.

2. In tab **Create New** from the Object dialog box that appears, select **Microsoft Equation 3.0** as Object type, then click button **OK** on the bottom right.

3. Dialog box **Equation** will appear in the document. Click **math symbol icon**

in the top left corner and select **symbol** which you want to add to the list. It will be added to your document immediately.

**PS:** Among all the methods above, ** Method 1, Method 3, and Method 5** can also be applied to Microsoft Excel. You can follow the same steps already mentioned above.

Those are some ways to insert math symbols in Word. Hopefully this tutorial is useful for those of you who need it. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.