Type Up Down Arrow with Base or underline ↨ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
How Up Down Arrow with Base ↨ looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Up Down Arrow with Base / Underline ↨ looks in common Office fonts.
Up Down Arrow with Base ↨ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Up Down Arrow with Base or ↨
Decimal: 8616 Hex: 21A8
Web: ↨ or ↨
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Up Down Arrow with Base ↨ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 21A8 + 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 Up Down Arrow with Base symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Up Down Arrow with Base ↨ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8616
Window 11 Emoji Panel
The Windows 11 Emoji Panel has the Up Down Arrow with Base. Use Win +. (period/fullstop) to open the panel.
Choose the Symbols tab (the fifth of the top row icons), then the Geometric Symbols section. To find the Up Down Arrow with Base, 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 Up Down Arrow with Base ↨ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Up Down Base “ 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.