Black Right Pointing Backhand Index 🖝 symbol in Office

insert the Black Right Pointing Backhand Index 🖝  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Black Right Pointing Backhand Index 🖝  symbol can be used as a creative bullet symbol in lists or to point a direction on a sign.

It’s the lesser known complement to Black Right Pointing index

How Black Right Pointing Backhand Index 🖝 looks in different fonts.

As you can see Black Right Pointing Backhand Index 🖝 looks the same in most common Office fonts.

Compare that with Black Right Pointing hand which has some variation between fonts.

Black Right Pointing Backhand Index ? codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Black Right Pointing Backhand Index or ?

Decimal:  128413  Hex:   1F59D

Web:   or 🖝 or 🖝

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

Word and Outlook

The BLACK Right POINTING BACKHAND INDEX ?  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F59D  + 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  BLACK Right POINTING BACKHAND INDEX symbol.

Windows

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

Alt + 128413   

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,  the BLACK Right POINTING BACKHAND INDEX ? symbol does NOT appear in the Character Viewer.  That might change by the time you read this.

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “INDEX “ and the Viewer  will find the symbols containing that word.
  • At the moment, only the “Black Right Pointing index” shows not the ‘Backhand’ variation.

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

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