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**Quick Help to Insert the Infinity symbol**

The table below contains the **Infinity symbol** text you can copy and paste into your document. It also has the Alt code as well as the keyboard shortcut.

Name
| Infinity |

Symbol
| ∞ |

Alt Code
| 221E |

Shortcut
| 221E, Alt+X |

To type the infinity symbol text, first, type the Alt Code (221E), then press Alt+X on your keyboard to convert the code into the symbol.

The above table contains all you need to insert this symbol into your Word document.

However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, below is a detailed guide on how to insert the **Infinity symbol** or any other symbol.

The **infinity symbol** ∞ (sometimes called the lemniscate) is a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity.

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 **% **symbol, which you can insert by pressing **Shift+5** hotkeys.

Other symbols, however, aren’t that easy to
type using the keyboard. One is the **Infinity symbol** (**∞**).

To insert this symbol, you need to search through Word’s library of symbols or use the symbol’s Alt code, or the symbol’s shortcut.

**how to Insert Infinity Symbol Text in Word**

Below are the two easy steps to insert this symbol 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 the symbol you want to insert.

Scroll down or up until you find the **Infinity **Symbol Text in the symbol’s library.

- Select it, then click
**Insert**.

Alternatively, you can double-click on the symbol to insert it into your document.

- After inserting the symbol, close the symbol dialog.

If you cannot
find the symbol, look at the bottom right area of the Symbol dialog box and
select ** Unicode (hex)** in the

**drop-down. Then look again at the top right area of the dialog and select**

*from:***in the**

*Mathematical Operators***drop-down.**

*Subset:*This will filter out all the mathematical symbols including the infinity Symbol Text you are looking for.

**Infinity symbol Alt code** (Shortcut)

Every character or symbol in Word has a code which you can use to insert that character or symbol into your document. The Infinity symbol is not an exception.

The Alt code for
the **Infinity symbol** is **221E**.

Below are the steps to type this symbol on your keyboard using the Alt code:

- Place the insertion pointer at where you want to insert the symbol.
- Type the Alt code (221E)
- Then press Alt+X to convert the code into an infinity symbol Text.

**Copy and paste the symbol**

Aside from using the symbol library
and the alt code, you can also copy and paste the **Infinity symbol** if it
already exists in your document. Or you can copy it from elsewhere like a web
page.

Below is the **Infinity symbol** if
you want to copy and paste it into your work:

**∞**

**Using AutoCorrect to type Infinity symbol**

Another way to obtain the **Infinity symbol Text** is through the use of the AutoCorrect feature.

It is a facility
designed for correcting spelling mistakes like **adn **to **and**.

Using this
feature, you can assign a code to the **Infinity symbol** (such as **INFSYM**).

This way,
whenever you type the text **INFSYM**, Word will think that you actually
wanted to type **∞** and will convert it into the **Infinity symbol**
automatically.

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 it to you whenever you type the code.

Without further
ado, here are the steps to use the AutoCorrect technique to insert **Infinity
symbol** on Word.

- Go to
**Insert**→**Symbols**→**Symbol**→**More Symbols**to display the**Symbol**dialog box. - Click to select the
**Infinity symbol**from the library of symbols. - Click on the
**AutoCorrect…**button to display the AutoCorrect dialog.

- In the
box, type*Replace:***INFSYM**(or any AutoCorrect text you want to assign to the**Infinity symbol**Text) - In the
box, make sure it contains the*With:***Infinity symbol**. You can press**221E**followed by**Alt+X**to insert the symbol or copy and paste from a document or a webpage.

- Click
**Add**, then click OK.

Word will
automatically insert the **Infinity symbol** into your document whenever you
type **INFSYM.**

Below are some
few things to note though when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to insert
the **Infinity sign**.

- AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type
**infsym**(in lowercase), Word will not convert it into the**Infinity symbol**unless you type**INFSYM**(in uppercase).

- If there is any text before
**INFSYM**, Word will consider the code as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the**Infinity symbol**. For example,**XINFSYM**will not get converted, but**X INFSYM**will get converted to**X ∞**.

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