Using the alt code shortcut, you can type the Omega or Ohm symbol (Ω) on any Windows keyboard or PC. To do this, press down the Alt key and type the Omega Alt Code (i.e. 234) using the numeric keypad, then release the alt key.

The Ohm Symbol Alt Code is 234.

Also, you can use the button below to copy and paste this symbol:


Alt codes are designed for typing characters that have no dedicated key on the keyboard. You can type these characters by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the character’s alt code using the numeric keypad. (234 is the alt code for the Omega symbol)

Ohm SymbolAlt Code
Ω234
Omega or Ohm symbol alt code

Ohm Symbol Alt Code – Step By Step

If the above quick quid didn’t make sense to you, obey the step-by-step instructions below to type the Omega symbol on a Windows Keyboard using this alt code shortcut:

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the Ω symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While pressing down the Alt key, type the Ohm symbol’s alt code (234) using the numeric keypad.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards. 

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the Ohm symbol anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Sticky Note, PowerPoint or even somewhere on your browsers like Google Docs or Word Online.

Ohm Symbol Shortcut for Mac

The Ohm symbol shortcut on Mac is Option + z. To type this symbol on your Mac keyboard, press and hold the Option key whilst you hit on the [z] key once on the keyboard.

Ohm Symbol for Mac

Ohm symbol shortcut in word

The Ohm symbol Shortcut for MS Word is 2126, Alt X

Note: This shortcut works only in Microsoft Word for Windows. If you need this symbol in a different document other than Microsoft Word, you should rather use the Alt Code method or the Mac Shortcut discussed above.  

To type the Ohm symbol in Word using this shortcut, first type the Alt X code (2126) on your keyboard. Then highlight the number you just typed and press Alt + X to convert this number into the Omega sign.

These are the available ways you may use to type this symbol using your keyboard.

For a detailed and more ways to get this symbol, go read this article.