Construction Sign 🚧 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
How to insert the Construction or Roadwork Sign 🚧 emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Construction, Roadwork or Warning Sign 🚧 symbol can be used in PowerPoint slides and in other Office documents sometimes to mark WIP or “Work in Progress“.
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How Construction Sign 🚧 looks in different fonts.
Only two Windows/Office fonts have the Construction Sign 🚧 with ‘Segoe UI Emoji’ showing either a color or black version depending on the software. Segoe UI Symbol’s version is black only but looks quite different.
Construction Sign 🚧 codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Construction Sign or 🚧
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Construction Sign 🚧 sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut
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 find for the Construction Sign symbol, probably by typing the Unicode Hex character code: 1F6A7
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Construction Sign 🚧 character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 128679
Window 11/10 Emoji Panel
The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Construction Sign 🚧 character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel then just type ‘Construction’ to see the sign and some other related emoji.
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MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Construction Sign 🚧 symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Construction “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
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