In this very detailed guide, you’ll find several methods for inserting or typing the Heart Symbol Text or Sign (♥).
No matter whether you are using a Mac or Windows keyboard, you can insert it into any software like Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.
In addition to the Heart Alt code shortcut, we’ll teach you all of the easy methods.
Let’s get started right away.
Guide for typing the Heart symbol Text (♥)
Mac users can use the shortcut Option + 2764 to type Heart Symbol text anywhere on their keyboards.
You can also press down the Alt key and type 3 on the numerical keypad of your keyboard if you are using Windows.
In the table below, you’ll find all the information needed to type the symbol on both Windows and Mac.
More About It
The above information can be used regardless of whether you are using Word or Excel.
Nevertheless, if you are not satisfied with my quick answer, you can read below for a detailed explanation of how to get the Heart symbol or any other symbol on your Mac or Windows PC.
There are several keys on the keyboard that are dual-purpose for Mac and Windows users, as you may already know.
The second keys on the keyboard have symbols readily available to them.
The insertion of such symbols is as simple as pressing two or more keys simultaneously.
A few symbols are printed as the second key, however, others aren’t.
Typing those symbols is difficult because of this. The symbol for the heart belongs to this group.
In a work environment where you regularly use these symbols, typing becomes more difficult for you.
There’s no need to worry about it being difficult. In particular, after reading this step-by-step guide.
Insert Heart Symbol Text in Word/Excel
You can easily place this symbol (♥) just about anywhere on your Windows or Mac PC with the following sections.
For Microsoft Word, you can type the Heart symbol by pressing 2665, Alt+X on your keyboard.
The shortcut only works in Microsoft Word. The keyboard shortcut for Mac is Option + 2764.
Here is an explanation of each method, without further ado.
Method 1: Using Heart Symbol Shortcuts
Option + 2764 is the Mac shortcut for the Heart Symbol.
There are several shortcuts in Windows, some of which are only available in Microsoft Word.
Shortcuts for symbols such as the heart are among them.
Microsoft Word’s shortcut for the Heart Symbol is 2665, Alt+X.
Microsoft Word only supports this shortcut.
The following instructions will assist you in using this shortcut:
- The insertion pointer should be placed correctly.
- Press Alt + X, then type 2665.
- When you insert the insertion pointer there, the code (2665) becomes the Heart symbol.
Here’s how you can use the Mac shortcut for the Heart symbol:
The first step to inserting a symbol is to place the insertion pointer where it needs to go.
Press the Option key and 2764 simultaneously on your Mac keyboard.
You should be able to insert the symbol with this shortcut on your Mac.
You’ll learn how to type the Heart Symbol Alt Code in the next section.
Method 2: Using Heart Symbol Alt Code
The Alt Code for the Heart (♥) Symbol is 3.
You can insert a symbol into a Word document by using its unique code.
Codes of this type are often referred to as “Alt codes”.
Following are the steps you must follow:
- Activate the numeric keypad by pressing the number lock key. If your laptop doesn’t have a numeric keypad, you can activate Num Lock by pressing Fn + NumLk keys.
- Use the numeric keypad to type 3 while holding the Alt key.
- You should release the [Alt] key pressed after entering the Alt code (3).
Your document should display the Heart (♥) Symbol Text the moment you release the Alt Key.
Method 3: Copy Pasting Heart Symbol Text
Copy and paste the Heart symbol from the button below to use in your work.
When I am unable to easily type, copy and paste is the method I prefer to use to insert symbols.
The symbol you need to type is just googled, then copied from one of the search results.
It is, however, possible to recopy and paste the symbol as needed as soon as it is in your document.
Copying this symbol and any other symbol in Windows can be done in another way.
This required the use of the Windows Character Map.
By using the character map, you can copy and paste any symbol. Follow these steps:
- Select the Start button and look for the Character map.
- Your search results will display the Character map app. Launch it by clicking on it.
- Expand the window for more advanced options by checking the Advanced View checkbox.
- Type Heart into the search box on the Advanced View page.
- You can now view the symbol that you searched for.
- Select it with a double click.
- When you click the Characters to copy box, the symbol will appear.
- Selecting and copying multiple symbols simultaneously is possible with this feature.
- You will need to click the Copy button once you have selected the symbol to copy.
- Paste the symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint where you need it.
Method 4: Insert Symbol Dialog
Unlike shortcut methods, this approach is a bit more complicated. However, the process is relatively straightforward.
As soon as you copy and paste the symbol into your document, you can use it in your work as soon as you need it.
You can use the insert symbol dialog to insert the Heart Sign in Word. Follow these steps:
- Select the Insert tab.
- Choose More Symbols by clicking the Symbol button on the Insert tab.
- A dialog box named Symbol will appear after a few clicks.
- You will need to insert a Symbol.
- Symbols can be found in the drop-down list at the upper left of the Symbols window. Click on Symbol to access the Heart symbol text.
- In this category, you should see the Heart symbol you are trying to insert.
- Click on the Insert button after selecting the symbol.
- The symbol can also be inserted by double-clicking it.
- Click on the Close button.
This is how to insert the Heart symbol in Word.
Those are the various methods of inserting or typing the Heart symbol text with the keyboard in Word/Excel.
Copying and pasting into Word is my preferred method for both Windows and Mac. It is also easy to use Alt Code.
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments section below if you have any questions or comments about this guide.