This is a very thorough guide with several methods you can use to insert or type the PSI Symbol or Sign (Ψ) in Microsoft Word for Windows. You’ll learn all the easy methods including the Alt code shortcut.
Without wasting much time, let’s get started.
Quick Guide for typing the PSI symbol (Ψ)
To type the PSI Symbol in Word, press down the Alt key and type 936 using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard.
The table below contains everything you need to know to be able to type this symbol in Microsoft Word for Windows
|Name of Symbol
|Symbol Alt Code
|Shortcut in Word
|Alt + 936
More details about typing the PSI Symbol
The above information is enough for you to insert the PSI sign into your Microsoft Word document.
However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, keep reading below as I will explain in detail, how to get this symbol or any other symbol anywhere on your MS Word for Windows.
As you may already know, there are several dual-purpose keys on the keyboard for both Windows and Mac. That is to say that there are symbols readily available as second keys on the keyboard. Just by pressing two or more keys simultaneously, you can easily insert such symbols into your work. For instance, pressing Shift + 7 keys give you the Ampersand (&) sign.
However, other symbols aren’t printed on the keyboard as second keys. This makes it difficult to type. One of these symbols is the PSI Symbol (Ψ).
Typing becomes very difficult for you if you need to add some of these symbols regularly into your work.
But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Especially now that you are reading this step-by-step guide.
How to Insert PSI symbol in Word/Excel
In the following sections, I will show you all the easy ways to type or insert this symbol (Ψ) on your MS Word for Windows.
In a couple of minutes, I’ll explain several methods you can use to get the (Ψ) and any other symbol as and when the need arises.
As a quick guide to type PSI sign in Word using the keyboard, press down the Alt key and type 936 alt code on your numeric keypad.
However, without any further ado, below are the methods explained into details.
1. PSI Symbol Shortcuts
Windows has several shortcuts, some of which work only in Microsoft Word. The PSI symbol is one of them. The shortcut is the alt code shortcut which is Alt + 936.
The PSI (Ψ) Symbol Alt Code is 936.
Every symbol in Word has a unique code that you can use to insert the symbol into your document. This code is well known as “Alt code”.
Below are the steps to type this symbol on your keyboard (using the Alt code provided above:
- Press the num lock key to enable the numeric keypad. Use Fn key + NumLk keys to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.
- Press and hold the Alt key and type 936 using the numeric keypad.
- After typing the Alt code (i.e. 936), release the [Alt] key you pressed down.
As soon as you release the Alt Key, the PSI (Ψ) symbol should appear in your document.
2. Copy and paste PSI symbol
Use the button below to copy and paste the PSI symbol for your work.
My favorite method for inserting symbols is the copy and paste.
With this method, all you need to do is google the symbol you need to type, then copy it from one of the search results provided. Once you get the symbol into your document, you can always recopy and paste it as and when the need arises.
Use the button above to get this symbol on your clipboard.
3. Using Insert Symbol Dialog
This approach isn’t as straight forward as the shortcut methods. But it’s fairly simple.
And once you get the symbol into your document, you can always copy and paste it again as and when you need it in your work.
Below are the steps to insert the PSI Sign in Word using the insert symbol dialog.
- Go to the Insert tab.
- On the Insert tab, click the Symbol button and choose More Symbols…
These few clicks will bring up the Symbol dialog box.
- Locate the Symbol you want to insert.
To easily find the PSI symbol on the Symbols window, click on the Font drop-down and change it to Normal Text, then look at the bottom area of the dialog and type 03A8 in the Character code: field. The symbol you want to insert will be selected after typing the code.
- Click on the Insert button.
Alternatively, double-clicking on the symbol will also insert the symbol into your document.
- Click the Close button.
This is how you may insert this symbol in Word using the insert symbol dialog.
As you can see, these are the various ways you may insert or type the PSI symbol in Word/Excel with or without using the keyboard.
My favorite method is using the copy and paste method followed by the Alt Code Shortcut. The Insert Symbol method also is very handy.
For any comments or questions about this PSI sign guide, please let me know in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading.