The Care of ℅ symbol can be typed into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Care of ℅ symbol is one of those useful symbols you’ll never see on a keyboard and have to go hunting for. ℅ is used on envelopes and addresses, it refers to an intermediary responsible for transferring a piece of mail between the postal system and the final addressee. For example:
℅ Overlook Hotel
Estes Park CO 80517
How Care of ℅ looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Care of ℅ looks in common Office fonts.
Care of ℅ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Care of or ℅
Decimal: 8453 Hex: 2105
Web: ℅ or ℅ or ℅
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Care of ℅ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2105 + Alt + X
Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Care of symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Care of ℅ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 2105
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer. Search for “ Care of “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need. Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.