Sometimes, we need to write division (÷) symbol instead of forward slash. We often use this symbol in column headings and explanation notes such as Achieve revenue ÷ Target revenue. Since Excel uses the forward slash (/) as the division operator in calculating formulas, we can use the division symbol only in the text.
Let’s learn with this simple exercise to insert a division symbol in Excel:
- To enter the division symbol, press shortcut key: – Alt+0247
- Then release the Alt key
Note: You must use the numeric keypad and not the numbers on the top row of your keyboard.
If you want to add any other symbol, then follow the steps below:
- Select the cell where you want to insert symbol
- Then Go to Insert Tab
- In the Symbols group, click on Symbols
- Symbol launcher box will appear
- Now select required symbol
- Click on Insert and then close
In this way, we can insert any symbol in Microsoft Excel.
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