In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard (or alt code) shortcuts to make or type the Right Arrow Symbol (text) anywhere like Word/Excel using any PC.

Just before we begin, I’ll like to tell you that you can also use the button below to copy and paste this 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 how.

Right Arrow Symbol [→] Quick Guide

To type the Rightward Arrow Symbol on Windows Keyboard, press and hold the Alt key and type 26 using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key.

The below table contains all the information you need to type this Symbol on the keyboard.

Symbol NameRightwards Arrow
Right Arrow Symbol Text
Right Arrow Symbol Alt Code26
Shortcut for WindowsAlt + 26
Shortcut for Word2192, Alt+X

Right arrow keyboard shortcut

The above quick guide provides some useful shortcuts and alt codes on how to type the Right Arrow Symbol on your PC keyboard.

Also, 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 Right Arrow Symbol [text] in Word/Excel

Windows provides several methods for typing Rightward Pointing Arrow 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 the Right Arrow Sign on your PC, like in MS Office (ie. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) or other text editors like Google Docs.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Using the Rightward Arrow Symbol Alt Code (Windows Only)

The Right Arrow Symbol alt code is 26. Even though this Symbol does not have a dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it on the keyboard with the Alt code method.

To do this, open your Word document and place the insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol. Then press and hold the Alt key whilst typing the Right Arrow Symbol Alt code (i.e. 26) using the numeric keypad.

To type the Right Arrow Symbol in Word, type 2192, then press Alt and X keys simultaneously to convert the code into an Right Arrow Symbol.

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

rightward arrow symbol alt code

Below is a break-Down of the steps you can take to type the Right Arrow Sign on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the Right Arrow Symbol text.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the Right Arrow Symbol’s alt code (26). 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 Right Arrow Sign Alt code to insert the Symbol into your document.

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

You can also explore the table below for different variation of the Right Arrow Symbols alongside their alt code shortcuts:

Using the Right Pointing Arrow Symbol Shortcut

The keyboard shortcut for the Right Pointing Arrow Symbol is Alt + 26. To use this shortcut, press down the [Alt] key whilst typing the Symbol alt code which is 26. You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. Also, ensure that your Num Lock key is turned on.

Right arrow keyboard shortcut

Below is a breakdown of the Rightward Arrow Symbol shortcut on keyboard:

  • Place the insertion pointer at the desired location.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key.
  • While pressing down the Alt key, type 26 using the numeric keypad to insert the symbol.

These are the steps you may use to type Right pointing Arrow Symbol in Word or Excel.

Copy and Paste Right Arrow Sign → (text)

Another easy way to get the Right Pointing Arrow 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.

For windows users, obey the following instructions to copy and paste the Rightward Arrow 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-box to expand the dialog box for more advanced options.
Check the Advanced view checkbox to expand the dialog
  • On the advanced view, type Rightwards Arrow in the Search box.
  • You should now see the Right Arrow 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.
  • 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.
copy and paste right arrow 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 the Right Arrow Symbol in Word 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.

  • Type 2192 in the Character Code: box. The symbol will appear selected.
  • Click on the Insert button. Alternatively, double click on the symbol to insert it into your Word document.
Inserting the rightwards poining arrow symbol in Word or Excel
  • 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 the Right Arrow Symbol in Word.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are several different methods you can use to type the Right Arrow Symbol text in Microsoft Word.

Using shortcut makes the fastest option for this task. Shortcuts are always fast.

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