Right Pointing Hand ☞ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to insert the white right pointing hand ☞  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Officially called “WHITE Right POINTING INDEX” ☞  symbol is a different or novelty form of the right arrow as a hand.

It can be used in standard text or a different bullet point in Word or PowerPoint lists.

See also More right pointing hand symbols in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

How Right Pointing Index ☞ looks in different fonts

Here’s some examples of how WHITE Right POINTING INDEX ☞ looks in some symbol-oriented Office fonts.


These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the WHITE Right POINTING INDEX or ☞

Decimal:  9758  Hex:   261E

Web:   or ☞ or ☞

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

Word and Outlook

The WHITE Right POINTING INDEX ☞  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 261E  + 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 WHITE Right POINTING INDEX symbol.


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the WHITE Right POINTING INDEX ☞  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 9758  

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 WHITE Right POINTING INDEX ☞ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Go to Arrows and the right pointing index hand is on the top row among many ‘Rightwards Arrows’.

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

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