Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1 Key to Unlock 5 Awesome Symbols

How to use the ten key number pad and the Alt key to do awesome things.

How to make a copyright symbol © on a keyboard.
Hold down the Alt key and type 0169.

How to make an em dash—on a keyboard.
Hold down the Alt key and type 0151.

How to make a degree ° on a keyboard.
Hold down the Alt key and type 0176.

How to make a heart ♥ on a keyboard.
Hold down the Alt key and type 3.

How to make ☺ on a keyboard.
Hold down the Alt key and type 1.

♥ Laura ♥


  1. I'll have to tel my friend about the smiley face and heart. Thanks.

  2. Ha ha. I bought an apple and now I can't do this. I'll have to figure it out.

    1. I googled it Deborah. I'll bet there's something for Mac, too.

  3. Oh, wow! How neat! LOVE this!! :) Have a blessed day, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing!!

  4. Oh I will have to save this post! Thanks! Praying the husband is loving his new job.

    1. Glad to help, Michelle. I wrote degrees out for years before I finally decided to google it!

  5. Are these tips for a Mac also? I tried the alt 3 and didn't get a heart?

    1. Try googling it. I found this, but I don't know if it will work since I have a PC.
      Hope it works!
      See Thomas R's response.

      "Go to System Preferences -> Language & Text (or whatever it's called in Mac OS X 10.5), go to the Input Sources item and check the box next to Keyboard & Character viewer. That will add a menu at the right side of your menu bar that allows you to show the Character Viewer. Do that, and find the heart symbol (among the many, many other symbols). Double-click it to insert it."

  6. I have never gotten the hang of any of these, thanks for sharing, I think I need to make notes!

  7. Awesome! I had forgotten how to do these. smiles

  8. Thanks for this, I am always stuck on the degree sign.

  9. You learn something new everyday! Thank you for sharing it on the Creative Muster. We loved it so much that we’re pinning it to our Creative Muster Favorites board. I hope that’ll we’ll be seeing more of your great ideas.

  10. Great info Laura. I always wondered why there was no degree sign. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Useful information! I always wondered how I could make the degree sign so this will come in handy!

  12. That's great! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Great to know!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Happy week to you!


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