How to type Radical symbol (⎷) in Word [on keyboard]

In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard shortcuts to type the Radical Symbol (text) in Word/Excel using the Windows PC.

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

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

Radical Symbol [] Quick Guide

To type the Radical Symbol in Microsoft Word, type 23B7, then press Alt+X to convert the code into a radical sign.

Below table contains all the information you need to type this Symbol in Word using the keyboard.

Symbol NameRadical
Symbol Text
Alt Code23B7
Shortcut23B7, Alt+X

Radical Symbol alt code

The quick guide above provides some useful shortcuts and alt codes on how to type the Radical symbol in Word.

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.

See also: How to type the Square Root Symbol

How to type Radical Symbol [text] in Word

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

In this section, I will make available for you several 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 Windows users.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Using the Radical Symbol Alt Code

The Radical Symbol alt code is 23B7.

Even though this Symbol has no dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it on the keyboard with the Alt code method.

To do this, type the radical symbol alt code (i.e. 23B7), then press Alt+X to convert the code into a radical sign.

Radical Symbol alt code

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 Radical Sign on your Windows PC

The Radical symbol shortcut is 23B7, Alt+X.

Obey the following instructions to use this shortcut:

  • First Launch your MS Word.
  • Place the insertion pointer where you need the symbol.
  • Type 23B7 on your keyboard, then press Alt + X.

This will convert the code (2) into the Radical symbol at where you place the insertion pointer.

This is how you may insert this symbol using this shortcut.

Copy and Paste Radical Sign – (text)

Another easy way to get the Radical Symbol on any PC is to use my favorite method: copy and paste.

All you have to do is to copy the symbol 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.

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 Radical symbol, go to the font drop-down and select Segoe UI Symbol from the list, then type 23B7 in the character code field at the bottom area of the window. After typing this character code, the Radical symbol will appear selected.
  • Now click on the Insert button to insert the symbol into your document.
How to insert Radical 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.


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

Using the shortcut makes 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 this guide, please drop it in the comments section below this article.

Abdulai Abarika

My name is Abdulai Abarika , and I am the person behind this blog. I am a lifelong learner that is constantly fascinated by technology. I believe that fundamentally, all computer users are typists. So, learning how to type was the first step I took when I first decided to learn about technology. This blog is about teaching you how to type the symbols or characters hidden on the keyboard.

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