Using the alt code shortcut, you can type the Pi symbol (π) on any Windows keyboard or PC. To do this, press down the Alt key and type the Pi Alt Code (i.e. 227) using the numeric keypad, then release the alt key.

The Pi Symbol Alt Code is 227.

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. (227 is the alt code for the Pi symbol)

Pi SymbolAlt Code
π227
Pi symbol Alt Code

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

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the π symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While pressing down the Alt key, type the Pi symbol’s alt code (227) using the numeric keypad.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.
pi sign 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 Pi 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.

Pi Symbol Shortcut for Mac

The Pi 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.

Pi Symbol shortcut on Mac

Pi symbol shortcut in word

The Pi symbol Shortcut for MS Word is 03C0, 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 Pi symbol in Word using this shortcut, first type the Alt-x code (03C0) on your keyboard. Then highlight the number you just typed and press Alt + X to convert this number into the Pi 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.