What is the Questioned Equal To ≟ symbol and how to type in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
≟ is a question mark above an equals sign. It isn’t properly used in equations but can be useful to show an equation to be solved or proved. Or a formula that isn’t confirmed as true.
Beyond mathematics, it can be an informal way of showing a possible equivalence. For example a heading “2022 sales ≟ 2023 projections”
How Questioned Equal To ≟ looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Questioned Equal To ≟ looks in common Office fonts.
Questioned Equal To ≟ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Questioned Equal To or ≟
Decimal: 8799 Hex: 225F
Web: ≟ or ≟
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Questioned Equal To ≟ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 225F + 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 Questioned Equal To symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Questioned Equal To ≟ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8799
Window 11/10 Emoji Panel
The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Questioned Equal To ≟ sign among the many Math symbols. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.
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 Questioned Equal To ≟ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Questioned Equal “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need or just “Equal” to see all the available equals signs.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.
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