Want to say “angle” without writing “angle”? Find out here **how to insert an angle symbol (∠ or possibly ∡) in your documents with Word**.

## First, Put the Vegetable at an Angle

*Julienne* is to thin little sticks what *nanamegiri* is to what we are about to do.

So, start with your carrot, spring onion, celery, or other vegetable at an angle to the cutting board. While you now gently rock the knife in your dominant hand, feed the vegetable to it using the guiding hand’s claw grip. Do this for a while, and you get a host of decorative, oval slices.

The fancy pieces’ technique needs a fancy name to go with it, of course: *nanamegiri* (the Japanese literally means “diagonal cut”).

Now that we know our way around the kitchen in French, Japanese and angles, let’s turn to angles in Word, no matter the language:

## How to Insert the Angle Symbol ( ∡ ) in Word for Windows

### Using the “Symbols” Dialog

Time needed: 1 minute

To use the angle symbol in Word for Windows:

**Position the text cursor where you want to insert the angle symbol.****Go to the***Insert*tab on the ribbon.**Select***Symbol | More Symbols…*in the*Symbols*section.**Open the***Symbols*tab.**Select a Unicode font (which includes the angle symbol) under***Font*.Example: A choice that always works is

*Lucida Sans Unicode*.**Now select***Mathematical Operators*under*Subset:*.**Double-click the angle symbol you would like to insert.****Your choice**: Pick from angle (∠), measured angle (∡), spherical angle (∢) and, of course, right angle (∟).

Right angle? How to Insert the Right Angle Symbol ( ⦜ ) Anywhere

### Using Direct Unicode Input

To type (in a way) an angle symbol right inside your text with Word for Windows:

- Position the text insertion cursor where you want to insert the angle sign.
- Type the Uncide character code for the symbol from the table below.
**Example**: Type`2221`

for the measured angle. - Press
`Alt``X`immediately after typing the code.

## Insert the Angle Symbol in Word for Mac

On a Mac, do not bother with Word’s own means of inserting special characters and mathematical symbols. They offer meager help adding an angle symbol.

To insert angle signs in Word for Mac, use the operating system’s input dialog instead:

- Position the text cursor where you want to insert the angle symbol.
- Select
*Edit | Emoji & Symbols*from the menu. - Use the
*Search*field to look for`angle`

. - Double-click the desired angle symbol to insert it.

## Insert the Angle Sign in Word on the Web and Word for iPhone and Android

To input an angle sign in Word on the Web (at Office.com) or the Word app for Android and iPhone:

- Use the operating system’s Unicode input to insert the desired angle symbol; you can find the Unicode codepoints in the table below or
- Paste the desired angle character after you have copied it from the table below.

Angle `∠` | |

Measured angle `∡` | |

Spherical angle `∢` | |

Right angle `∟` |

## How to Insert the Angle Symbol ( ∡ ) in Word: FAQ

### Can I jump to the angle symbol in the “Symbol” dialog?

Yes.

To go right to the desired angle sign in the Word for Windows *Symbol* dialog (see above for opening it):

- Type the Unicode codepoint from the table below in the
*Character code:*field.

Angle (∠): 2220

Measured angle (∡):

Spherical angle (∢) and, of course, right angle (∟).

Angle Symbol | Name | Character Code |
---|---|---|

∠ | Angle | `2220` |

∡ | Measured angle | `2221` |

∢ | Spherical angle | `2222` |

∟ | Right angle | `221F` |

*(How to insert the angle symbol in Word testet with Word for Microsoft 365 Version 2303–2403 on Windows; first published May 2023, last updated April 2024)*