Dagger † symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert a Dagger † into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Dagger † symbol is used to indicate a footnote if an asterisk has been already used.
Footnotes and Endnotes in Word
Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes
Dagger is a different look (depending on the font) but similar to the Christian Cross.
How Dagger † looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Dagger † looks in common Office fonts.
Dagger † codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Dagger or †
Decimal: 8224 Hex: 2020
Web: † or † or †
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Dagger † sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2020 + 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 Dagger symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Dagger † character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 0134
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 Dagger † symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Dagger “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.
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