Quick guide to Insert Greater than or equal to sign
The table below is your quick rescue.
It contains the
|Name||Greater than or equal to|
|Shortcut||Type 2265, then Alt+X|
To type the “Greater than or equal to”
The above table contains a very quick guide to insert the Greater than or equal to symbol into Word.
However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, below is a detailed guide on how to insert this symbol using several methods including a keyboard shortcut, using the Alt code, using AutoCorrect, or simply copy and paste.
In Microsoft Word, you can effortlessly type some special symbols directly from your keyboard. One is the copyright symbol ©, which you can insert by entering the text (C) and letting the AutoCorrect handle the rest.
There are other symbols which are readily available as second keys on the keyboard. One is the # sign, which you can insert by pressing Shift+3.
Other symbols, however, aren’t that easy to type using the keyboard. One is the Greater than or equal to symbol (≥).
To insert this and many other symbols, you need to explore Word’s library of symbols or use the symbol’s Alt code, or the Greater than or equal to symbol shortcut.
how to Insert Greater than or equal to symbol
Below are two easy steps to insert the Greater than or equal to sign in Word.
- On the Insert tab, click the Symbol button and choose More Symbols…
These few clicks will display the Symbol dialog box. Now it’s time to hunt for your Greater than or equal to symbol.
Scroll down or up until you find it in the symbol’s library.
If you cannot find the symbol, look at the bottom right area of the Symbol dialog box and select Unicode (hex) in the from: drop-down. Then look again at the top right area of the dialog and select Mathematical Operators in the Subset: drop-down.
This will filter out all the mathematical symbols which contain the Greater than or equal to sign you are looking for.
- Select the Greater than or equal to symbol, and then click Insert.
Alternatively, you can just double-click on the Greater than or equal to symbol to insert it into your document.
Greater than or equal to symbol alt code (keyboard shortcut)
Every symbol in Microsoft Word has a unique code that can be used to type that symbol into your document.
The Alt code for Greater than or equal to symbol is 2265.
The two simple steps below will show you how to type Greater than or equal to symbol using the alt code (shortcut).
- Place the insertion pointer at where you want to insert the symbol
- Type the number 2265.
- Without hitting the spacebar, press Alt+X on your keyboard.
Typing the Alt code 2265 and pressing Alt+X will insert the Greater than or equal to symbol into your document.
Copy and paste the Greater than or equal to symbol
This is yet another simple method for lazy ones like me.
Aside from using the symbol library and the alt code, you can also copy and paste the Greater than or equal to symbol if it already exists in your document. Or you can copy it from somewhere else like a web page.
Below is the Greater than or equal to symbol if you want to copy and paste into your document:
Using Word AutoCorrect to type a Greater than or equal to sign
Another way to obtain this symbol is to leverage Word’s AutoCorrect feature.
This trick will be very convenient for you if you will be typing the symbol a lot in your work.
The AutoCorrect is a facility designed for correcting spelling mistakes like thsi to this.
Using this feature, you can assign a code to the Greater than or equal to symbol (such as GOE).
This way, whenever you type the text GOE and press the spacebar, Word will think that you actually wanted to type ≥ and will automatically convert it into a Greater than or equal to symbol.
What makes this approach interesting is that you can assign any code you want to the symbol and Word will be more than glad to give you a Greater than or equal to sign whenever you type that code.
Without further ado, here are the steps to insert this symbol into your Word document using the AutoCorrect feature.
- Click to select the Greater than or equal to symbol.
- Click on the AutoCorrect… button to display the AutoCorrect dialog.
- In the Replace: box, type GOE – (or any AutoCorrect text you want to assign to the Greater than or equal to symbol)
- In the With: box, make sure it contains the Greater than or equal to symbol. You can type 2265 followed Alt+X to insert it or copy and paste from a document or a webpage.
- Click Add, then click OK.
Word will automatically insert the Greater than or equal to symbol as soon as you type GOE anywhere in your document.
Below are a few things to note when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to insert the Greater than or equal to sign.
- AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type goe (in lowercase), Word will not convert it into the Greater than or equal to symbol unless you type GOE (in uppercase).
- If there is any text before GOE, Word will consider the code as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the Greater than or equal to symbol. For example, XGOE will not get converted, but X GOE will get converted to X ≥.
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