Skip to content

Compass 🧭 symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert a Compass 🧭 symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Compass 🧭 uses Segoe UI Emoji

In Windows, the Compass 🧭 symbol is in the font: Segoe UI Emoji. Depending on the app and use, it’ll appear in color or black.

The symbol can be recolored using the standard Font Color feature.

Compass 🧭 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Compass or 🧭

Decimal:  129517  Hex:   1F9ED

Web:   🧭 or 🧭

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

Office Compass Icons

At Insert | Illustrations | Icons, search for ‘compass’.  There are two round compass designs in either black or outline options.

Icons can be recolored and, useful for a compass graphic, rotated to point any direction you like.

Word and Outlook

The Compass 🧭  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F9ED  then Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.


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

Alt + 129517  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Compass 🧭  character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

See Emoji Panel is part of Windows 11/10 that totally sucks

Compass 🧭 in macOS and Office for Mac

On a Mac, to enter the Compass 🧭 symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.   
  • Search for “ Compass “

The Mac version of the Compass symbol looks quite different to it’s Windows counterpart.

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

8 simple ‘Prohibited’ symbols for smoking, phones, kids and more in Word
FAX ℻ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Type Infinity ∞ symbols in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Even more Airplane and related symbols in Microsoft Office
Three ways to insert a Recycle symbol ♻ in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

About this author

Office Watch is the independent source of Microsoft Office news, tips and help since 1996. Don't miss our famous free newsletter.