# × | Multiplication Symbol (Meaning, How To Type on Keyboard, & More)

The Multiplication sign (×) is a mathematical symbol written as a cross of two lines to denote the multiplication operation of two numbers of expressions. Multiplication symbol is available in standard HTML as **×** and in Unicode, it is the character at code point **U+000D7** or **215** in decimal notation.

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

**Copy Multiplication Symbol Text**

You can copy and paste the Multiplication Symbol text wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

You can then paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard once it has been copied.

**Multiplication Symbol Information Table**

There is some helpful information about the Multiplication Symbol in the table below.

SYMBOL | × |

NAME | Multiplication |

CATEGORY | Mathematics |

ALT CODE | 0215 |

SHORTCUT (MS WORD) | Alt + 0215 |

SHORTCUT (MS WORD) | 00D7, Alt X |

SHORTCUT (MAC) | Option + 00D7 |

UNICODE | U+000D7 |

HTML CODE | × |

HEX CODE | × |

HTML ENTITY | × |

CSS CODE | \00D7 |

To the best of our ability, the above table has presented useful information about the Multiplication Symbol, including the keyboard shortcut, Unicode, and HTML code, as well.

Continue reading to gain a better understanding of how to get the multiplication symbol.

**How to Get the Multiplication Sign**

Although there is no dedicated Multiplication symbol key on the keyboard, you can still obtain this symbol by using the keyboard.

You can also insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs if you’re also using one of the Microsoft Office or Google apps.

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 symbol for Multiplication Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)**

The Multiplication Alt Code is Alt + 0215.

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 0215 on the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard

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

- Open your document where you need to type the Multiplication symbol.
- Click to 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, press the Multiplication Alt Code (0215).
- Now release the Alt key.

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

NOTE: Using this Alt Code method, you can type this symbol only on the Windows keyboard.

**Insert Multiplication Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint**

You can quickly insert the Multiplication sign in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using this simple mouse navigation.

The steps below will show you how to insert the Multiplication 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 as below.

- The symbol (×) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, enter
**00D7**in the**Character code:**box. The Multiplication sign will be selected as soon as you type the code.

- Insert it into your Word document by clicking the
**Insert**button. - Close the
**Symbol**dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the multiplication symbol (×) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

**Multiplication Symbol In Google Docs**

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

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides the simplest method for inserting symbols that are not found on the keyboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

To get the Multiplication Symbol in Google Docs:

- Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol is going to be inserted.
- 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
**Multiplication**. Then, in the search results, double-click on the Symbol for Multiplication to insert it into Google Docs.

- You can also draw the Multiplication Symbol using the drawing pad located 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.

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

**Multiplication 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 the Multiplication 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 easily locate the
**Multiplication**Symbol on the Character Map, type “**Multiplication sign”**in the**“search**‘box and hit enter.

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, finally, 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.

These are the steps you can take to copy and paste the Multiplication symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

**Conclusion**

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 Symbol as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this blog.