∉ | How to Type/Insert Not An Element Of Symbol in Word (on Keyboard)

In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard shortcuts and other methods to type or insert the Not An Element Of Symbol (text) in MS Word for Windows.

Just before we begin, I’ll like to tell you that you can also use the button below to copy and paste the Not An Element Of symbol text 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.

Not An Element Of Symbol [] Quick Guide

To type the Not An Element Of Symbol on Word for Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 8713 using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key. This shortcut works only on MS Word.

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

NameNot An Element Of Sign
Alt Code8713
Shortcut (Word)Alt+8713

symbol for Element of Alt Code shortcut on keyboard

The quick guide above provides some useful shortcuts and alt codes on how to type the Not An Element Of 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 Not An Element Of Symbol [text] in Word

Microsoft Office provides several methods for typing Not An Element Of 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 For All Symbol in Word

Using the Not An Element Of Symbol Alt Code (Windows Only)

The Not An Element Of Symbol alt code is 8713.

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 Not An Element Of Alt code (i.e. 8713) 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 Not An Element Of Sign on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the Symbol.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the Not An Element Of alt code (8713). 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.
Not an element of alt code shortcut

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

Copy and Paste Not An Element Of Sign (text)

Another easy way to get the Not An Element Of 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/Excel/PowerPoint 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 Not An Element Of symbol, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol then type 2209 in the character code field at the bottom of the window. After typing this character code, the Not An Element Of symbol will appear selected.
  • Now click on the Insert button to insert the symbol into your document.
Insert Not an Element 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.


As you can see, there are several different methods you can use to type the Not An Element Of 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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