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2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

Date:2019-12-17 Author:Cordelia

When editing documents in Word, sometimes we can insert some graphic symbols to make the content more intuitive and lively, like arrows with different shapes and directions. Since they can’t be typed directly like numbers and characters, here I’d like to introduce 2 simple ways to insert arrows.

Method 1: Insert Shape

1. Switch to Insert tab, click Shape button to expand the drop-down menu.

2. There are many different types of arrows with different directions, you can choose any one you like.

2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

3. Hold your mouse to draw a shape you selected, and drag its frame to adjust the size and direction of the arrow.

2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

4. You can also change its color or effect in Format (Drawing Tools) tab.

2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

Method 2: Insert Symbol

1. Go to Insert tab, click Symbol button on the right of the ribbon and choose More Symbols… in the menu.

2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

2. Change the Font into Wingdings in the popping out Symbol window, scroll down till the end and you’ll find many different arrow symbols here. Select the one you want and hit Insert button to add it to your document.

2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document

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2 thoughts on “2 Methods to Insert Arrow Symbols in Word Document”

  1. Pat Hughes says:

    How can I create specific formatted shapes and either put them in a custom place on the ribbon or put them in the QAT? I’m tired of having to recreate the same shapes I use all the time.

    1. Cordelia says:

      Hi Pat, maybe you can try using AutoText to save a customized shape and reuse it simply, check this post → https://www.myofficetricks.com/how-to-create-and-quote-reusable-text-and-picture-in-word/

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