MS Word (℅) – How to type In Care Of symbol on Keyboard


In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard shortcuts plus other methods to insert or type the In Care Of Symbol (Text – ) in MS Word/Excel using either Windows or Mac.

Just before we begin, I’ll like to tell you that you can also use the button below to copy and paste the In Care Of sign into your work for free.

However, if you just want to type this symbol on your keyboard, the actionable steps below will show you everything you need to know.

Quick Guide for Typing In Care Of Symbol []

To type the In Care Of Symbol on Mac, press Option + 2105 shortcut on your keyboard. For Windows users, simply press down one of the Alt keys and type 8453 using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key.

Note: These shortcuts can work only on MS Word.

The below table contains all the information you need to type this Symbol on the keyboard for both the Mac and the Windows PC.

Symbol NameCare Of
Symbol Text
Alt Code8453
Windows ShortcutAlt+8453
Mac ShortcutOption + 2105
Word Shortcut2105, Alt+X

In Care Of Symbol Shortcuts

The quick guide above provides some useful shortcuts and alt codes on how to type the In Care Of symbol in Word or Excel on both Windows and Mac.

For more details, below are some other methods you can also use to insert this symbol into your work such as Word or Excel document.

How to type In Care Of Symbol [Text] in Word/Excel

Microsoft Office provides several methods for typing In Care Of Symbol or inserting symbols that do not have dedicated keys on the keyboard.

In this section, I will make available for you five different methods you can use to type or insert this and any other symbol on your PC, like in MS Office (ie. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) for both Mac and Windows users.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Using the In Care Of Symbol Alt Code (Windows Only)

The In Care Of Symbol alt code is 8453.

Even though this Symbol has no dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it on the keyboard with the Alt code method in MS Word. To do this, press and hold the Alt key whilst pressing the In Care Of Alt code (i.e. 8453) using the numeric keypad.

This method works on Windows only. And your keyboard must also have a numeric keypad.

Below is a break-down of the steps you can take to type the In Care Of Sign on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the In Care Of Symbol Text.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the In Care Of Symbol’s alt code (8453). You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. If you are using a laptop without the numeric keypad, this method may not work for you. On some laptops, there’s a hidden numeric keypad which you can enable by pressing Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
  • Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code to insert the Symbol into your document.
In Care Of Symbol alt code

This is how you may type this symbol in Word using the Alt Code method.

Using the In Care Of Symbol Shortcut

For Mac users, the keyboard shortcut for the In Care Of Symbol is Option + 2105. For Windows users, use the Alt Code Shortcut method by pressing down one of the [Alt] keys whilst typing the symbol’s alt code which is 8453.

You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. Also, ensure that your Num Lock key is turned on.

In Care Of Symbol Shortcuts

Below is a breakdown of the shortcut for Mac:

  • First of all, place the insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol ().
  • Now, press Option + 2105 simultaneously on your keyboard to insert the symbol.

Below is a breakdown of the shortcut for Windows (In MS Word):

  • Place the insertion pointer at the desired location.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key
  • While pressing down the Alt key, type 8453 using the numeric keypad to insert the symbol.

Below is a breakdown of the shortcut for Windows (In MS Word Only):

  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you want the In Care Of Symbol to be inserted.
  • Type this code – 2105.
  • After typing the code and whilst the insertion pointer is still next to the last digit in the code, press Alt + X to convert the code to the symbol.

These are the shortcuts you may use to type this sign in Word or Excel.

Copy and Paste In Care Of Sign (Text)

Another easy way to get the In Care Of sign on any PC is to use my favorite method: copy and paste.

All you have to do is to copy the symbol sign from somewhere like a web page, or the character map for windows users, and head over to where you need the symbol (say in Word or Excel), then hit Ctrl+V to paste.

Below is the symbol for you to copy and paste into your Word document. Just select it and press Ctrl+C to copy, switch over to Microsoft Word, place your insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.

Alternatively, just use the copy button at the beginning of this post.

For windows users, obey the following instructions to copy and paste this symbol using the character map dialog box.

  • Click on the Start button and search for Character Map. The Character Map app will appear in the search results, click to open.
search for character map on windows
  • The Character Map dialog will appear. Click to check the Advanced view check-In Care Of to expand the dialog box for more advanced options.
Check the Advanced view checkbox to expand the dialog
  • On the advanced view, type Care Of in the Search box.
  • You should now see the In Care Of (℅) Symbol on the character map dialog. If you can’t see it, then you should look through the library of symbols to spot it. When found, double click it to select. Alternatively, click on the Select button.
Copy and paste In Care Of Symbol
  • After you select the symbol by double-clicking it, it should appear in the Character to copy: field, then click on the Copy button to copy the symbol.
  • Switch to your Microsoft Word or Excel document, place the insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.

This is how you may use the Character Map dialog to copy and paste any symbol on Windows PC.

Using insert Symbol dialog box (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The insert symbol dialog box is a library of symbols from where you can insert any symbol into your Word document with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Obey the following steps to insert this symbol (℅) in Word or Excel using the insert symbol dialog box.

  • Open your Word document.
  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you wish to insert the symbol.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
Click on the Insert tab
  • In the Symbols category, click on the Symbol drop-down and select the More Symbols button.
Go to Symbols>More Symbols

The Symbol dialog box will appear.

  • To easily locate the In Care Of symbol, select Segoe UI Symbol font type in the Font list at the upper left section of the window. Then type 2105 in the character code field at the bottom area of the window. After typing this character code, the In Care Of symbol will appear selected.
  • Now click on the Insert button to insert the symbol into your document.
Insert In Care Of Symbol in Word
  • Close the dialog.

The symbol will then be inserted exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

These are the steps you may use to insert this Symbol in Word.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are several different methods you can use to type the In Care Of Sign in Microsoft Word.

Using the shortcuts for both Windows and Mac make the fastest option for this task. Shortcuts are always fast.

Thank you very much for reading this blog.

If you have anything thing to say or questions to ask concerning the In Care Of Symbol, please drop it in the comments.

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