The division is one of the complex arithmetic functions. The division is demoted by the division symbol (÷). It is a horizontal line with a dot on both sides, it is commonly used to represent division purposes. When you are creating an equation on the Word document, you can enter a Division symbol on keyboard either using Alt short cut or Insert menu option.
Methods to Insert Division Symbol on a Word Document
There the two different ways to add division symbol in your word document.
- Using Keyboard Shortcut
- Using Insert Menu option
Insert Division Symbol using Keyboard Shortcut
#1: Open the Word document in your windows computer.
#2: Press the Number lock button to Turn on the Number lock.
#3: Click in the document to place the insertion pointer where you want to insert the Division symbol.
#4: Now Press and hold the Alt Key and then press the 0247.
#5: Then release the Alt key, the Division symbol will be added to your word document.
Instead of using the above shortcut, you can also use Alt + 246 to add Division Symbol.
Important Note: The above shortcut will work only when you use the numeric keyboard.
If you are using a laptop without numeric keys, you will need to press Fn + Number Lock key, it will turn on the number lock. The Right half of your keypad will function as number keys. Now press Alt + 0247 or Alt +246 key combination to add Division symbol.
Insert Division symbol using Insert Menu option
If you are not familiar with keyboard shortcuts, you can insert the division symbol using the Insert menu option in the Word document toolbar.
#1: To begin with open the appropriate word document on your Windows computer.
#2: Move the cursor to the tool bar and select Insert option.
#3: Under Insert, click Symbols drop down option.
#4: Again select Symbols option and then click the Division symbol.
That’s it, division symbol is added to your word document.
How to Insert Division Symbol in Mac Computer?
Adding a division symbol to your word document on the Mac computer is very much simple and easy when compared to Windows.
#1: Open the text document on your Mac computer.
#2: Press and hold an Option key and press / key in the Mac keyboard.
#3: Now release the Option key, the division symbol (÷) will be added to your text document.
Tip: How to Type Square Root Symbol on Keyboard
These are the quickest ways to add a division symbol without using complex navigation. In addition to word documents, you can follow the same procedure to insert a division symbol in other Word Processing programs like Google Docs, Excel, TextEdit, and Notepad.