Microsoft Office Tips – Using ALT Keyboard Sequences

To type a special character in any Microsoft Office application, you can use an ALT keyboard sequence. Press the ALT key and hold it down. While the ALT key is pressed, type the sequence of numbers, then release the ALT key. The special character will then be displayed. Try these examples:

ALT+0215 to type the × character

ALT+0247 to type the ÷ character

ALT+171 to type the ½ character

ALT+172 to type the ¼ character

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