Insert a World Map 🗺 symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Of course, there are many Earth map images or drawings available on the Internet. There’s also some Microsoft Office Icons that we’ll explain below.
We’re mostly talking about the World Map 🗺 symbol or emoji that can be dropped into text.
How World Map 🗺 looks in different fonts.
This symbol can look VERY different depending on the operating system or font used. For Windows, Segoe UI Emoji font’s version of World Map is pretty lame. At least the Segoe UI Symbol’s World Map is recognizable. As usual, the Apple Color Emoji symbol is much nicer.
World Map 🗺 codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the World Map or 🗺
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The World Map 🗺 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.
A quick alternative to the World Map symbol is the Microsoft Stock Icons. Insert | Icons then search for ‘Map’
Here’s a close-up view of some world map icons. There are also icons for continents, like North America.
Window 11/10 Emoji Panel
The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the World Map 🗺 character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel then search for ‘Map’.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the World Map 🗺 symbol:
Command + Control + Spacebarshortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ World Map “ or just “ Map “ 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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