The alpha symbol (α) is frequently used in various fields such as mathematics, physics, engineering, and statistics.
In this article, I will show you some simple ways to insert the Alpha symbol in Excel.
Keyboard Shortcut to Insert Alpha (α) Symbol in Excel
Below are the keyboard shortcuts to insert the Alpha (α) Symbol in Excel
On Windows in Excel:
Alt + 224
- Ensure Num Lock is on.
- Hold down the
224on the numeric keypad.
- Release the
Altkey to insert the α symbol.
On Mac in Excel:
Option + J
- Hold down the
- Release both keys to insert the α symbol.
Inserting α Symbol using the Symbol Dialog Box
To insert the alpha symbol in Excel using the Symbol Dialog Box, follow these steps:
- Click on the cell where you want to insert the symbol.
- Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon.
- Click on Symbol in the Symbols group.
- In the Symbol dialog box, select ‘Greek and Coptic’ from the Subset dropdown.
- Scroll down and select the alpha symbol (α).
- Click Insert, then close the Symbol dialog box.
The above steps would insert the alpha symbol into the cell that you selected at the beginning of Step 1.
Also read: Insert Omega Symbol In Excel
Inserting Alpha (α) Symbol using Formula
To insert the alpha symbol in Excel, you can use the below UNICHAR formula:
These methods provide a comprehensive guide to inserting the alpha symbol in Excel on Windows and Mac systems.
Copy and Paste the Alpha Symbol into Excel
And finally, a quick way to insert the alpha symbol in a cell in Excel is to copy it from any other place, such as a website or any other document, and then paste it in the cell.
You can copy the alpha symbol from below and copy and paste into a cell in Excel.
Below is a table that summarizes all the methods to insert the alpha symbol in Excel:
|Alt Code for Alpha Symbol
|Shortcut for Alpha Symbol (Windows)
|Alt + 224
|Shortcut for Alpha Symbol (Mac)
|Option + J
|Shortcut in MS Word
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