Source of symbols


I need to use various symbols in Excel, like symbols in Word. Any good source? How do I get them?


In excel, you go in the 4th culumn (in french name is “insertion”), after you may have “special caracters”, and after you just have to choose which sort you’re looking for ( you have for exemple cyrillics or a lot of others)


You can also use “alt codes” for some of the more common symbols such as currency, accented/umlauted characters, etc. There is a list of many of these codes at To insert a character, hold down the “Alt” key and then type the 4-digit code (including the leading zero) on your numeric keypad. Then release the “Alt” key and the special character will appear.

Note that this only works if you use the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard. It will not work with the number keys at the top of the keyboard.

Hope this helps!