☠ How to type Skull Symbol Text on Keyboard (in Word)

In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard shortcuts and other methods to type or insert the Skull Symbol (text) in MS Word for Windows.

You can also use the button below to copy and paste the Skull symbol text into your work for free.

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

Skull Symbol [] Quick Guide

To type the Skull Symbol on Word for Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 9760 using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key. This shortcut works only in MS Word.

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

NameSkull & crossbones
Symbol Text
Alt Code9760
Shortcut for WindowsAlt+9760

Skull symbol alt code

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

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 Skull Symbol [text] in Word

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

In this section, I will make available for you 3 different methods you can use to type or insert this and any other symbol on your PC, like in MS Word for Windows.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

See Also: How to type Love Symbol in Word

Using the Symbol Alt Code

The Skull Symbol alt code is 9760.

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, press and hold the Alt key whilst pressing the Skull Alt code (i.e. 9760) 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 Skull Sign on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the Skull Symbol text.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the Skull Symbol’s alt code (9760). 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.
Skull symbol alt code

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

Copy and Paste Skull Sign (text)

Another easy way to get the Skull 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 Skull 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
  • In the Font drop-down, locate and select MS Gothic.
  • On the advanced view, type Skull in the Search box.
  • You should now see the Skull on the character map dialog. 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 the skull 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.


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

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

Thank you very much for reading this blog.

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