Reversed Tilde ∽ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Type the Reversed Tilde ∽ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Reversed Tilde ∽ symbol is the vertically flipped version of the usual tilde ~ symbol. A tilde starts with the downward curve while the reversed tilde has a rising curve at left.

How Reversed Tilde ∽ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Reversed Tilde ∽ looks in common Office fonts.

Reversed Tilde ∽ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Reversed Tilde or ∽

Decimal:  8765  Hex:   223D

Web:  ∽ or ∽

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

Word and Outlook

The Reversed Tilde ∽ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 223D + 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 Reversed Tilde symbol.

Windows

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

Alt + 8765  

Window 11 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11 Emoji Panel has the Reversed Tilde symbol.  Use Win + . (period/full stop) to open the panel.

Choose the Symbols tab (the fifth of the top row icons), then the Math Symbols section.  To find the Reversed Tilde, scroll down the list.

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 Reversed Tilde ∽ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Reversed Tilde “ and the Viewer will 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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