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Orthodox Cross ☦ in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Type the Orthodox Cross ☦  into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Orthodox Cross or Russian Othodox Cross ☦  symbol is widely seen in Russia and in particular the Russian Orthodox Church.

There’s also a Christian or Latin Cross ✝ symbol available.

How Orthodox Cross ☦ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Orthodox Cross ☦ looks in common Office fonts.

Orthodox Cross ☦ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Orthodox Cross or ☦

Decimal:  9766  Hex:   2626

Web:  ☦ or ☦

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

Word and Outlook

The Orthodox Cross ☦  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2626  then 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 Orthodox Cross symbol.


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

Alt + 9766  

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 Orthodox Cross ☦ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Orthodox “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need or try “Cross” to see many different cross symbols.

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

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