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**Quick Help to Insert Less than or equal to sign**

The table below contains the “**Less than or equal to” **

Name | Less than or equal to |

Symbol | ≤ |

Alt Code | 2264 |

Shortcut | Type 2264, then Alt+X |

If you want to type the “**Less than or equal to**” symbol in Word, first type the symbol’s Alt Code (2264), then press Alt+X to convert the code into a symbol.

The above table contains all you need to insert the Less 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 the Less than or equal to 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 % symbol, which you can insert by pressing Shift+5 keys combination.

Other symbols, however, aren’t that easy to type using the keyboard. One is the **Less than or equal to** symbol (**≤**).

To insert this **Less than or equal to sign, you need to tap Word’s library of symbols** or use the symbol’s Alt code, or the Less than or equal to symbol shortcut.

## H**ow to Insert Less than or equal to symbol**

Below are two easy steps to insert the Less 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 Less than or equal to symbol.

Scroll down or up until you find the Less than or equal to sign 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 less than or equal to sign you are looking for.

See screenshot:

- Select the Less than or equal to symbol, and then click Insert.

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

**Less than or equal to symbol alt code** (Shortcut)

Every character or symbol in Microsoft Word has a unique code which you can use to insert that character or symbol into your document.

The Alt code
for Less than or equal to symbol is **2264**.

Below are the steps to use the Alt code to type Less than or equal to symbol on your keyboard:

- Type
the number
**2264**at where you want to insert the symbol - Without
hitting the spacebar, press
**Alt+X**on your keyboard.

Typing the Alt
code **2264** and pressing **Alt+X** will insert the less than or equal
to symbol into your document.

**Copy and
paste the Less than or equal to symbol**

Aside from using the symbol library and the alt code, you can also copy and paste the Less 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 Less than or equal to symbol if you want to copy and paste:

**≤**

**Using Word
AutoCorrect to type a Less than or equal to sign**

Another way to obtain the Less than or equal to symbol is to leverage Word’s AutoCorrect feature.

This trick will be very convenient for you if you will be typing it a lot in your document.

The
AutoCorrect is a facility designed for correcting spelling mistakes like **frmo
**to **from**.

Using this feature,
you can assign a code to the Less than or equal to symbol (such as **LOE**).

This way,
whenever you type the text **LOE**, Word will think that you actually wanted
to type **≤** and will convert it into a Less than or equal to 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 you a Less than or equal to sign whenever you type that code.

Without further ado, here are the steps to insert Less than or equal to symbol in Word using AutoCorrect.

- Click to select the Less than or equal to symbol.
- Click
on the
**AutoCorrect…**button to display the AutoCorrect dialog.

- In the
box, type*Replace:***LOE –**(or any AutoCorrect text you want to assign to the Less than or equal to symbol) - In the
box, make sure it contains the Less than or equal to symbol.*With:*

Type **2264 **then **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 Less than or equal to symbol as soon as you type **LOE
**anywhere in your document.

Below are some few things to note when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to insert the Less than or equal to sign.

- AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type
**loe**(in lowercase),Word will not convert it into the Less than or equal to symbol unless you type**LOE**(in uppercase). - If there is any text before
**LOE**, Word will consider the code as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the Less than or equal to symbol. For example,**XLOE**will not get converted, but**X LOE**will get converted to**X ≤**.

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