Double Dagger ‡ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

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Insert the Double Dagger ‡  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Double Dagger ‡  symbol is used to mark a third footnote after the asterisk and dagger.

How Double Dagger ‡ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Double Dagger ‡ looks in common Office fonts.

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Double Dagger ‡ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Double Dagger or ‡

Decimal:  8225  Hex:   2021

Web:  ‡ or ‡ or ‡

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Double Dagger ‡  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2021  + 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  Double Dagger symbol.

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Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Double Dagger ‡  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 0135

Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases

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Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Double Dagger ‡ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
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  • Search for “ Dagger “ 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.

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