Quick Help to Insert Less than or equal to sign

The table below contains the “Less than or equal to” symbol you can copy and paste into your Word document, its Alt code as well as the keyboard shortcut.

NameLess than or equal to
Symbol
Alt Code2264
ShortcutType 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.

How 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…
Symbol for less than or equal to

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:

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  • Select the Less than or equal to symbol, and then click Insert.
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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.
Less than or equal to Alt Code

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

Type 2264 then Alt+X to insert the symbol or copy and paste from a document or a webpage.

Setting the Symbol's AutoCorrect
  • 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.

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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 ≤.