Black Right Pointing index ☛ symbol in Office

How to insert the Black Right Pointing index ☛  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Black Right Pointing index ☛  symbol can be used for pointing a direction on a sign or as a different bullet symbol.

There’s also a similar, lesser known symbol Black Right Pointing Backhand index ☛ which has fewer font variations.

How Black Right Pointing index ☛ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Black Right Pointing index ☛ looks in common Office fonts.

Black Right Pointing index ☛ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Black Right Pointing index or ☛

Decimal:  9755  Hex:   261B

Web:   or ☛ or ☛

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

Word and Outlook

The Black Right Pointing index ☛  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 261B  + 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  Black Right Pointing index symbol.

Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Black Right Pointing index ☛  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 9755  

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 Black Right Pointing index ☛ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Black Right Pointing index “ 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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