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How To Insert Or Type Unicode Character In Microsoft Word?

If you have a Unicode-hexadecimal mapping table for reference, how could you type or insert the Unicode character or symbol in Microsoft Word using such hexadecimal value?

Well, the answer is in the YouTube video (below) – just type the Unicode hexadecimal value and then press ALT+X hotkey to get Microsoft Word converts the entered value to the corresponding Unicode character / symbol:

Floret (U+2740), Smiley (U+263A), Peace (U+262E), Ba Gua / Yin Yang (U+262F), Apple Command key (U+2318).

NOTE: This trick is tested on both Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. It is applicable on Microsoft Outlook too (though NOT in Excel).

If you’re looking for a reference of Unicode-Hexadecimal mapping table, try Unibook Character Browser – a portable Windows freeware (double-click to run; installation not required) hosted by the Unicode Consortium.

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  1. divalolo 21-04-12@21:20

    Yay!!! Thank you so much — I knew there had to be an easy way.

  2. Rufus McDufus 06-07-12@16:38

    It does not work on all symbols in word 2010.

    eg ⚀ ⚁ ⚂ ⚃ ⚄ ⚅

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