· Multiplication dot Symbol Text (Meaning, Type on Keyboard, Copy & Paste)

This post will teach you much about the Multiplication dot Symbol.

First, we’ll look at its meaning, HTML, CSS, and Alt code, Copy & Paste button, then the steps you may take to type this symbol text on your keyboard, and many more.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Copy Multiplication dot Symbol Text

The easiest way to get the Multiplication dot text symbol is to copy and paste it wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

After copying this symbol, you can paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard.

Meaning Of The Multiplication Dot Symbol

In the context of mathematics, the multiplication dot is used to represent multiplication. It is a small dot placed in between two numbers or variables to signify that they are being multiplied. For example, if we have two numbers, say 3 and 4, we can represent their product using the multiplication dot as 3 · 4, which is equivalent to 12.

It is worth noting that the multiplication dot is not the only symbol used to represent multiplication. In some contexts, the symbol “x” is used instead, but this can be confusing when dealing with variables that have “x” as their name. To avoid this ambiguity, the multiplication dot is preferred in most cases.

In Unicode, the Multiplication dot text symbol is the character at code point U+00B7. Its HTML code is · and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 250.

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Multiplication dot Symbol Information Table

The table below depicts a bird’s-eye-view of the Multiplication dot symbol.

It summarizes to include all the essential and technical information about this symbol. We will keep updating it to include the latest facts about this symbol. 

NAMEMiddle dot
CATEGORYMath Symbols
ALT CODE250 or 0183
SHORTCUT 1Alt + 250 or Alt + 0183

To the best of our ability, the above table presents some technical information about this line Symbol, including the keyboard shortcut, Unicode, and HTML code.

Continue reading to understand better how to type this symbol using the keyboard and other methods.

How to Type the Multiplication Dot Symbol

Although there is no dedicated key for the Multiplication dot symbol on the keyboard, you can use an alternate keyboard shortcut to type it.

You can also insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs.

Below you’ll find several methods for accessing this symbol, including keyboard shortcuts and methods utilizing MS Office and Google Docs’ built-in navigation systems.

The Multiplication dot Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

There are two Multiplication dot Alt Codes: 0183 and 250.

Note: This Alt Code shortcut works in Windows only.

This Alt code method can be used to type this symbol by holding down the Alt key while typing 250 or 0183 on the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard.

Make sure your num lock key is disabled before using this method.

Multiplication dot Symbol Alt Code

Below is a detailed step-by-step guide you may use to type the Symbol for the Multiplication dot with your keyboard.

  • Open your Microsoft Word document where you need to type this symbol.
  • Place your cursor in the document where you need to type this symbol.
  • On the keyboard, press down the Alt key with one hand.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, use your other hand to press the Multiplication dot symbol Alt Code (250 or 0183).
  • Now release the Alt key.

After you release the Alt key, the symbol (·) will immediately appear precisely where you place the cursor.

Insert the Multiplication dot Symbol In Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Using this simple mouse navigation, you can quickly insert the Multiplication dot Symbol into Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

The steps below will show you how to insert this symbol in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.

The Symbol window will appear.

  • The symbol (·) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, type 00B7 in the Character code: box. The Multiplication dot sign will be selected as soon as you type the code.
Insert Multiplication dot Symbol in Word
  • Insert it into your Word document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Multiplication dot symbol (·) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on Windows and Mac OS.

Multiplication dot Symbol In Google Docs

Google Docs is another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert the Multiplication dot sign.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.

The Insert special characters window will appear, which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for the Middle dot. Then, double-click on the line Symbol in the search results to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the Multiplication dot Symbol using the drawing pad below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.
Multiplication dot Symbol in Google Docs

These steps are to insert this and any other symbol into Google Docs.

Multiplication dot Symbol On The Character Map (Windows)

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to easily copy and paste this Symbol.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it’s open, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
  • To quickly locate this symbol on the Character Map, search for the symbol name (Middle dot) in the search box.
Copy Middle dot Symbol on Character Map

The symbol will be displayed for you to copy.

  • To copy this symbol, double-click it, and it will be selected in the Characters to Copy box. Then, click the Copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl + V to paste it.

And there you have it.

You can take these steps to copy and paste the Multiplication dot symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding Multiplication dot Symbol In HTML/CSS

The Multiplication dot Symbol can also be added in HTML and CSS using entities.

HTML and CSS entities are special codes used to represent characters that have special meanings or cannot be displayed as regular text in HTML and CSS.

Entities are used to display characters such as angle brackets, ampersands, and quotation marks, as well as special symbols such as copyright, trademark, and multiplication signs.

Using entity codes is important for ensuring that HTML and CSS code is valid and can be interpreted correctly by web browsers.

The HTML code for the Multiplication dot symbol is ·

The CSS code for the Multiplication dot Symbol is \00B7

To add the Multiplication dot Symbol to an HTML page, you can use its entity name or number (decimal or hexadecimal reference), as shown in the example below:

// html example

<span> &#183; </span>

To display the Multiplication dot from CSS, you can use a CSS shortcode or CSS entity, as shown in the example below:

// css example

span {

  content: "\00B7";



Most people have difficulty typing or inserting this symbol. So, we’ve broken down the various methods and steps required to type or get it into your documents.

And as you can see above, we’ve attempted to cover as much information about the Multiplication dot Symbol as possible.

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