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How to Put a Greater Than or Equal to Sign in a Word Document

Updated April 17, 2017

A greater than or equal to sign looks like a greater than sign placed over the top of an underscore. Microsoft Word 2007 offers Unicode hex numbers and shortcut key combinations to produce this sign just as it looks in a math book. Using this shortcut, you can replicate a greater than or equal to sign for things in your math papers and homework. Note that you do not need a space before or after the greater than or equal sign when placing it between two objects in the document.

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  1. Open the desired Microsoft Word document.

  2. Place the cursor where you would like to type the greater than or equal to sign.

  3. Type "2265" on the number keypad on the keyboard.

  4. Press"Alt" and "X" simultaneously on the keyboard. A greater than or equal to sign will appear immediately.

  5. Tip

    You can type a less than or equal to sign in the same fashion by replacing "2265" with "2264."


    Do not type a space between the "2265" and the "Alt" and "X" command, as this causes Microsoft Word to display an unrelated Unicode hex number instead of the desired greater than or equal to sign.

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About the Author

Rochelle Connery is a professional freelance author and has been writing skin care, travel, music and technology how-to articles since 2006. She has played piano for over 15 years, is a professional songwriter and holds her B.A. in communications from Louisiana Baptist University.

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