Type the Eta – lower case η into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Eta – lower case η symbol is the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet. The symbol is used within various contexts. In Economics, it represents elasticity. To Oceanographers it’s the measurement of sea-level height which is above or below the mean sea-level at the same location.
How Eta – lower case η looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Eta – lower case η looks in common Office fonts.
Eta – lower case η codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Eta – lower case or η
Decimal: 951 Hex: 3b7
Web: η or η
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Eta – lower case η sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 3b7 + 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 Eta – lower case symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Eta – lower case η character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 951
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases η
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
Window 10 Emoji Panel
The Windows 10 Emoji Panel has the Eta – lower case η. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.
Choose the Symbols tab (the third of the top row icons), then the Language Symbols section which is marked by the capital Ω … handy that. To find the Eta – lower case η, look within the first row.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Eta – lower case η symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Eta “ 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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