Need to use the Apple logo in a document? Find out here how to make the Apple symbol on Windows and insert it like text (even enlarge it and change its color).
First, We Would Have ‘Micrsoft’ Without It
from 1975–1987, when the former “O” in the Microsoft logo was formed by the blibbet.
When the blibbet was about to be nixed, Microsoft employees campaigned to keep it—but, alas, we cannot easily enter the blibbet in text today using Microsoft’s Windows.
We can enter the Apple logo, though, from 1976. Let’s get to it!
On a Mac? How to Make the Apple Logo using macOS
How to Make the Apple Symbol on Windows
Time needed: 2 minutes.
To insert the Apple logo into using the keyboard any text you are writing under Windows:
- Click the Windows button.
- Start typing “character map”.
- Open the Character Map application.
Tip: You can also press
R, type “charmap” in the Run dialog and click OK.
- Select Baskerville Old Face under Font:.
- Look for and double-click the Apple symbol in the list so it appears under Characters to copy:.
Tip: If you do not spot the Apple symbol right away, you can make sure Advanced View is checked, make sure Unicode is selected under Character set: and type “F000” under Go to Unicode.
- Click Copy.
- Make sure Baskerville Old Face is the font selected for new text in the application where you want to insert the Apple logo.
Vto paste the logo.
- Now, you can use text formatting tools to edit the symbol, of course: make it bigger or change its color, for example.
Note: Do be careful not to change the font as the logo only works in Baskerville Old Face.
If you use the Apple symbol frequently in Word for Windows, you can also set up a shortcut for inserting it swiftly.
Important: The Apple Symbol Will Not Display Right for Others
Like the Apple symbol on Apple devices, the Apple symbol on Windows is defined only for Windows; it specifically works only with the Baskerville Old Face typeface. If you include the Apple logo in any document, email or message you send to somebody else,
- it will display fine for others using Windows with the Baskerville Old Face font installed (which it should be) but
- people using other systems and devices—those using a Mac or iPhone, for instance, or Linux — will see either nothing, a broken symbol or something different altogether.
How to Make the Apple Symbol on Windows: FAQ
How can I enter the Apple logo in Microsoft Word?
In Word, Outlook, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, you can use the method above, of course, or engage the built-in Symbols map; you can also employ the following shortcut, however.
To type the Apple logo in Microsoft Word:
- Set the font to Baskerville Old Face.
Office will replace the Unicode value with the character.
Can I have the Apple logo show on non-Windows systems?
No, there is no reliable way to insert the Apple logo with text so it displays correctly on other operating systems.
Apple Symbol Workaround for Everybody
The only reliable way to make sure the Apple logo shows fine for everybody is to
- take a screenshot and enter that image in your text.
Apple Symbol Workaround for Apple Users
If you are sending to somebody using an Apple product (a macOS, iOS or tvOS device), you can include the Apple logo as these systems use it:
- Copy and paste
Important: Do keep the broken symbol intact.
You can also insert the symbol for the Apple logo as used on Apple devices directly:
- Make sure Alt+Numpad is enabled for Unicode text entry on Windows.
- Hold down the
Altkey while pressing
+on the numeric keypad followed by
F8FF(not using the numeric keypad).
For a handy way to enter Unicode characters on Windows, try FileFormat.Info’s UnicodeInput utility.
(How to make the Apple symbol on Windows tested with Windows 10; updated July 2020; title image: StockUnlimited)