The Star symbol on the keyboard is commonly referred to as Asterisk or big dots. It is used to perform mathematical multiplications. There are different types of star symbols available to insert and use. Each has different meanings, such as beautiful, magic, inspiration, imagination, dreams, occupation, and many more. The different kinds of stars were designed by Hermann Zapf in the year 1977.
Star Symbol on Keyboard
The Windows keyboard has the number keys embedded with more than one function. Normally it works as a number key, but you can use it along with the Shift key combination to perform an additional function. The star symbol is assigned to the number 8.
Also, if you want to auto press any keyboard key, you can use the online auto key presser tool. It helps to press the keyboard key automatically.
To get the star symbol on a Windows computer or laptop, simply press Shift + 8. The star symbol will be inserted into your documents.
How to Make a Star Symbol Using Insert Menu
You can use the Insert menu to add the start symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software.
#1: Open the Word document or Spreadsheet on your computer.
#2: Place the insert pointer in your document where you want to insert the Star symbol.
#3: Now click the Insert menu and click the Symbols option.
#4: Click More Symbols and then enter Windings 2 in the Font text box.
#5: Scroll down and select the star which you want to insert and finally click Insert.
Now the selected star is added to your document or spreadsheet cell.
How to Insert Star Symbol Using Character Map [Windows]
#1: Open the Character Map application on your Windows PC.
#2: Tick the Advanced view checkbox and enter Star in the Search for: box.
#3: The available Star symbols will appear.
#4: Click on the star symbol to select it.
#5: Then, tap the Copy button.
#6: Now, paste the star symbol anywhere you want.
How to Insert Star Symbol Using Character Viewer [Mac]
#1: Open the Character Viewer app on your Mac PC.
#2: Enter star in the search box and search for it.
#3: The available star symbols on your Mac will appear.
#4: A single click on the symbol will give you the preview. Double-click on the symbol will copy the symbol.
#5: Then, paste in anywhere you want.
How to Insert Star Symbol on Smartphone Keyboard
All the smartphones have the star symbol by default. Go to your smartphone keyboard and click the Symbols icon. Look for the star symbol. Just tap on it to enter the symbol.
How to Use Shortcuts to Insert Different Types of Stars?
There are more than 30 different types of star symbols available to insert. Here is the list of commonly used stars and the shortcut methods to insert the different star symbols manually.
Press and hold the Alt Key and press the decimals using the Number pad to insert the desired star in your document.
If you are using the Alt+X shortcut, first enter the appropriate code and then press the Alt + X keys to insert the desired star.
Star like Symbol and Shortcut Codes
|Symbol Name||Symbol||Alt + Code||(Code) & Press Alt + X|
|Star or Asterick||*||42||002A|
|White Star / |
|Star And Crescent||☪||9770||262A|
|Outlined White Star||⚝||9885||269D|
|Star Of David||✡||10017||2721|
|Four teardrop-spoked Star||✢||10018||2722|
|Heavy four balloon-spoked Star||✤||10019||2724|
|Four club-spoked Star||✥||10021||2725|
|Black four-pointed Star||✦||10022||2726|
|White four-pointed Star||✧||10023||2727|
|Stress Outlined White Star||✩||10025||2729|
|Circled White Star||✪||10026||272A|
|Open center black Star||✫||10027||272B|
|Black center white Star||✬||10028||272C|
|Outlined black Star||✭||10029||272D|
|Heavy outlined black Star||✮||10030||272E|
|Shadowed White Star||✰||10032||2730|
|Left half black Star||||11240||2BE8|
|Right half black Star||||11241||2BE9|
|Star with left half black||||11242||2BEA|
|Star with right half black||||11243||2BEB|
|Eight Pointed Black Star||✴||10036||2734|
|Eight Pointed Pinwheel Star||✵||10037||2735|
|Six Pointed Black Star||✶||10038||2736|
|Eight Pointed Rectilinear Black Star||✷||10039||2737|
|Heavy Eight Pointed Rectilinear Black Star||✸||10040||2738|
|Twelve Pointed Black Star||✹||10041||2739|
|Heavy teardrop-spoked asterisk||✽||10045||273D|
|Circled open center eight-pointed Star||❂||10050||2742|
|Heavy chevron snowflake||❆||10054||2746|
|Black small Star||⭑||11089||2B51|
|White small Star||⭒||11090||2B52|
|Six-pointed Star with a middle dot||🔯||128303||1F52F|
|APL Functional Symbol Circle Star||⍟||9055||235F|
|APL Functional Symbol Star Diaeresis||⍣||9059||2363|
Also, check out Common Keyboard Symbol Shortcuts on Mac and Windows.
These are the different ways to insert a star symbol using the keyboard on word or Excel spreadsheets. You can use either Insert Menu or Alt + code or the Alt + X method to insert the needed star in your sheet or document.
The Star symbol is named as an asterisk (*).
The * symbol is used to indicate a footnote. Sometimes, it is used to replace cuss letters or words.