Prescription Take Rx ℞ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Type the Prescription Take Rx ℞ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Prescription Take Rx ℞  symbol is for a medical prescription. It is commonly seen on doctor’s prescription pads and in pharmacies.

How Prescription Take Rx ℞ looks

Here’s some examples of how Prescription Take Rx ℞ looks in common Office fonts.

Prescription Take Rx ℞ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Prescription Take Rx or ℞

Decimal:  8478  Hex:   211E
Web:  ℞ or ℞

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

Word and Outlook

The Prescription Take Rx ℞  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 211E  + 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  Prescription Take Rx symbol.

Windows

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

Alt + 8478  

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 Prescription Take Rx ℞ symbol:

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