This is a very thorough guide with several methods you can use to insert or type Phone Symbols or Telephone Signs (☏) 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 Phone symbol in Word (☏)
To type the Phone Symbol in Word, press down the Alt key and type 9743 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 + 9743
More details about typing the Phone Text Symbol
The above information is enough for you to insert the Phone 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 Phone Symbol (☏).
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 Phone symbol in Word/Excel
In the following sections, I will show you all the easy ways to type or insert this symbol (☏) on your MS Word for Windows.
In a couple of minutes, I’ll explain several methods you can use to get the (☏) and any other symbol as and when the need arises.
As a quick guide to type Phone sign on keyboard, press down the Alt key and type 9743 alt code on your numeric keypad.
However, without any further ado, below are the methods explained into details.
1. Using Phone Symbol Shortcuts on Windows Keyboard (MS Word)
Windows has several shortcuts, some of which work only in Microsoft Word. The Phone icon symbol is one of them. The shortcut is the alt code shortcut which is Alt + 9743.
The Phone (☏) Symbol Alt Code shortcut is 9743.
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 9743 using the numeric keypad.
- After typing the Alt code (i.e. 9743), release the [Alt] key you pressed down.
As soon as you release the Alt Key, the Phone (☏) symbol should appear in your document.
2. Copy and paste Phone symbol Text
Use the phone symbol below to copy and paste into 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 straightforward 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 Phone 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 telephone symbol text on the Symbols window, click on the Font drop-down and change it to Wingdings, then look at the bottom area of the dialog and type 0028 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.
4. Insert the Telephone Symbol in Google Docs
Just like Microsoft Word, Google Docs is a versatile and user-friendly word processing tool, but sometimes you might need to insert special characters like the telephone symbol to enhance your documents.
Below are the simple steps to insert a phone call symbol in Google Docs.
- Step 1: Open Google Docs.
- Step 2: Create a New Document or Open an Existing One.
- Step 3: Click on “Insert” in the Top Menu.
- Step 4: Select “Special Characters” From the dropdown menu to bring out the “Insert Special Characters” Window.
- Step 5: In the search bar, type ‘telephone’ or ‘phone’. Different types of telephone or phone symbols will show up in the results, including phone emoji symbol and icons.
- Step 6: Click on the Telephone Symbol. Once you’ve located the telephone symbol icon you want to use, simply click on it. This will insert the symbol at the current cursor position in your document.
See the screen illustration below of the above steps:
Adding a phone symbol in Google Docs is a straightforward process that can make your documents more professional and visually appealing. Whether you’re creating a business proposal, a contact information page, or any other document that requires telephone symbols, these steps will help you do it effortlessly.
Google Docs’ user-friendly interface makes it easy for anyone to enhance their documents with special characters and symbols. Give it a try, and you’ll see how simple it is to make your documents stand out.
5. How to Insert a Telephone Symbol in Word using Icons
So far, we’ve discussed several ways you can easily insert the phone symbol in your Word document.
However, to keep things interesting, let me introduce you to an even more convenient way to insert phone symbol icons directly into your Word documents.
Without further ado, let’s get into this method.
Step 1: Open Your Microsoft Word Document
Begin by opening the Microsoft Word document where you want to insert a phone symbol icon.
Step 2: Navigate to the Insert Tab
Next, locate and click on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon at the top of your Word window. This tab contains various options for adding elements to your document.
Step 3: Select Icons Under the Illustrations Category
Within the “Insert” tab, you will find different categories of elements that you can insert into your document. To access the phone symbol icons, click on “Icons” under the “Illustrations” category.
Step 4: Explore the Icons Tab
Upon selecting “Icons,” a window will open up with the “Icons” tab already selected. This tab contains a wide array of icons that you can choose from to insert into your document. To narrow down your search and find phone symbol icons, follow the next step.
Step 5: Use the Search Bar
To quickly find phone symbol icons, utilize the search bar located at the top of the “Icons” window. Simply type in “phone” and hit the Enter key. This action will display all phone-related icons available in Microsoft Word’s icon library.
Step 6: Choose Your Phone Symbol Icon
Browse through the list of phone symbol icons that appear as a result of your search. Microsoft Word offers a variety of phone-related icons for you to choose from. Once you find the one that suits your needs, click on it to select it.
Step 7: Insert and Resize
After selecting your preferred phone symbol icon, click the “Insert” button at the bottom of the window. This will place the icon in your Word document at the location of your cursor.
You can now resize the icon to fit your document’s design or layout. Simply click on the icon to select it, and then drag the corner handles to make it larger or smaller as needed.
Step 8: Customize and Format (Optional)
If you wish to further customize or format your phone symbol icon, you can do so using the formatting options available in the “Graphics Format” tab that appears when the icon is selected. You can change the color, add a border, or apply other effects to make the icon blend seamlessly with your document’s style.
That’s it! You’ve successfully inserted a phone symbol icon into your Microsoft Word document using the Icons feature. This method is not only convenient but also ensures that you have access to a wide range of high-quality icons to enhance your documents. Experiment with different icons and layouts to make your documents stand out and convey your message effectively.
More Telephone and Phone Symbols with Alt Code Shortcuts
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of different types of phone symbol texts or icons, along with their names and alt codes, presented in an easy-to-reference table.
|Alt Code (Word, Windows)
|Alt + 9742
|Mobile Phone Symbol
|Alt + 128241
|Alt + 128222
|Alt + 128242
|Alt + 128223
|Alt + 128224
|Alt + 128241
|Telephone on Seat
|Alt + 128186, Alt + 9742
|Alt + 128232
|Envelope with Arrow
|Alt + 128233
|Closed Mailbox with Raised Flag
|Alt + 128235, Alt + 127988
|Alt + 128679
|Alt + 128225
|Alt + 128224, Alt + 128222
|Rotary Dial Telephone
|Alt + 128222, Alt + 11093
|Alt + 128227
|Alt + 127897
|Alt + 9742, Alt + 128368
|Alt + 128249
This table includes a range of phone-related symbols, from traditional telephone receivers to modern smartphones and even symbols representing mailboxes and envelopes. The alt codes provided are for Windows users and can be used to insert these symbols into Microsoft Word documents.
As you can see, these are the various ways you may insert or type the Phone 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 Phone sign guide, please let me know in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading.