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
`Alt`

key. - Type
`224`

on the numeric keypad. - Release the
`Alt`

key to insert the α symbol.

**On Mac in Excel:**

Option + J

- Hold down the
`Option`

key. - Press
`J`

. - 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:

=UNICHAR(945)

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.

α

Below is a table that summarizes all the methods to insert the alpha symbol in Excel:

Description | Details |
---|---|

Symbol Name | Alpha sign |

Symbol Text | α |

Alt Code for Alpha Symbol | 224 |

Shortcut for Alpha Symbol (Windows) | Alt + 224 |

Shortcut for Alpha Symbol (Mac) | Option + J |

Shortcut in MS Word | 03B1, Alt+X |

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