Question Exclamation Mark ⁈ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to insert the Question Exclamation Mark ⁈  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Question Exclamation Mark ⁈  symbol is used to show a combination of questioning, excitement and emphasis. There’s also Exclamation Question Mark ⁉ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How Question Exclamation Mark ⁈ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Question Exclamation Mark ⁈ looks in common Office fonts.

Question Exclamation Mark ⁈ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Question Exclamation Mark or ⁈

Decimal:  8264  Hex:   2048

Web:   ⁈ or ⁈

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

Word and Outlook

The Question Exclamation Mark ⁈  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2048  + 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  Question Exclamation Mark symbol.

Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Question Exclamation Mark ⁈  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 8264  

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 Question Exclamation Mark ⁈ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Question Exclamation Mark “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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