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How to Put a Star on Your Keyboard

Updated February 21, 2017

There are several buttons you will need to press together to a make a star symbol on your keyboard. The star symbol is formed by a code called an "Alt code" because it involves pressing the "Alt" button. You can memorise this code to quickly insert stars into your Microsoft Word document.

Open a Microsoft Word document by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop.

Press down your "Alt" key and do not release it.

Press "0, 7, 2." A star will appear in you Word document.

Warning

You must have Dingbats font installed on your computer for the star "Alt code" to work.

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Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.