How to insert the Prescription Take Rx ℞ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Prescription Take Rx ℞ symbol is for a medical prescription. It is commonly seen on doctor’s prescription pads and in pharmacies.
How Prescription Take Rx ℞ looks
Here’s some examples of how Prescription Take Rx ℞ looks in common Office fonts.
Prescription Take Rx ℞ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Prescription Take Rx or ℞
Decimal: 8478 Hex: 211E
Web: ℞ or ℞
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Prescription Take Rx ℞ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 211E + 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 Prescription Take Rx symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Prescription Take Rx ℞ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8478
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, to enter the Prescription Take Rx ℞ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Prescription “ 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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