In this article, you will learn how to type therefore symbol in word/excel using the keyboard. The methods mentioned are helpful for both Windows and Mac users.

For those who are unaware, (∴) is the symbolic form of the word called “therefore” which is used to conclude any mathematical equations.

Since there is no direct key out there for this symbol on the keyboard, here are a number of the various methods you’ll be able to use to type/ insert therefore symbol in Word/ Excel.

For method 2 and method 3, your keyboard should possess a numerical keypad.

**Four Methods For Inserting The Therefore Symbol In Word/Excel With Or Without Using Keyboard**

**METHOD 1: (COPY & PASTE METHOD)**

This method is only possible on Windows and not Mac. This is one of the easiest methods where you are just supposed to copy the symbol from Google and acquire it in your documents. Then simply copy and paste the symbol whenever you want.

Below are the steps to type the therefore, symbol (∴) using the copy & paste method:

1. Click on the Start button. Now search for the Character Map.

2. Click on the Character Map to launch, once it’ll show up within the search results.

3. After the Character Map window opens up, click on the Advance View checkbox and therefore the Windows will expand further, showing a lot of advanced options.

4. On the Advanced View section, within the search box, type, therefore.

5. Therefore symbol will then appear on the Character Map. Then select it by double-clicking on it. Now you’ll see that symbol appear in the Characters to Copy Text box. This permits you to select and copy several symbols simultaneously.

6. Click on the Copy button, after choosing the symbol that you want (therefore symbol).

7. Go to where you would like to type the symbol, whether in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and press Ctrl + V to paste.

This is how you can copy and paste the Therefore sign using the Character Map.

**METHOD 2: (ALT METHOD- ONLY FOR WINDOWS USERS)**

First of all, remember the Alt code for therefore is 8756. The Alt method works just for Windows users. And, for this method, your keyboard should possess a numeric keypad. If not, try pressing Fn+NmLK on the keyboard, just in case you have a laptop with a hidden numeric keypad.

Following are the steps to insert the therefore symbol using the Alt method:

1. Place the insertion pointer wherever you wish to type the therefore symbol.

2. Press and hold the Alt key.

3. Now type the symbol’s alt code 8756.

4. Once you have typed the code, release the Alt key.

In this way, the symbol will be inserted specifically wherever you placed the pointer.

**METHOD 3: (THEREFORE SYMBOL SHORTCUT FOR BOTH WINDOWS AND MAC)**

Therefore symbol shortcuts:

For Windows users, Alt + 8756

For Mac users, option + 2234

Following are the steps on how to insert the therefore symbol for Windows users:

1. Place the insertion pointer wherever you wish to type the therefore symbol.

2. Then, press and hold the alt key.

3. Now, type the code 8756.

In this way, the therefore symbol will then show up exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

Following are the steps to insert the therefore symbol for Mac users:

1. Place the insertion pointer wherever you want to type the therefore symbol.

2. Then, press option + 2234 simultaneously.

In this way, the therefore symbol will then show up exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

**METHOD 4: (USING INSERT SYMBOL DIALOGUE BOX)**

This method is quite lengthy however, simply take a glance at the steps below and follow along.

Steps to insert the therefore symbol using the dialogue box:

1. First, open the Word document.

2. Place the insertion pointer where you want to insert the therefore symbol.

3. Then move to the Insert Tab.

4. Now, within the Insert Tab, go to the Symbols category and select the More Symbols button.

5. Here, the Symbol dialog box will pop up.

6. Select the Symbol font type you want from the Font drop-down at the upper left corner of the windows. Then within the character code field, which you will find at the bottom part of the window, type 005C. Now the Therefore symbol will appear selected, after typing the character code.

7. Click on the Insert button which, will place the therefore symbol in Word or Excel

8. Now, you can close the dialogue.

In this way, the therefore symbol will then show up specifically where you placed the insertion pointer.

So these were the different ways you may use for inserting the therefore symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel. Simply undergo all the methods mentioned and choose whichever you are feeling: straightforward or fast.

Hope the article helped you.

So, now you are not going to be worrying about the fact that your keypad doesn’t have the therefore symbol, right?