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How to Insert the Delta Symbol in Google Sheets (2024 Update)

May 8, 2024

How to Insert the Delta Symbol in Google Sheets

To insert the delta symbol (Δ) in Google Sheets, you have several options:

Using the CHAR Function

You can use the CHAR function in Google Sheets to insert the delta symbol. The delta symbol has a character code of 916 in Unicode. To insert it, you can type the following formula into a cell:


delta symbol google sheets

It should show up like this: 

delta symbol in google sheets

Copy and Paste

You can also simply copy this delta symbol (Δ) and then paste it into a cell in Google Sheets.

Keyboard Shortcut

If you are using a Windows computer, you can insert the delta symbol by holding down the Alt key and entering 916 on the numeric keypad. 

On Apple keyboards with numeric keypads, you can press Option (⌥) + J to insert the delta symbol. If you're using an Apple Wireless Keyboard, the shortcut is Option + Shift + J.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to insert the delta symbol in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to use the FLATTEN function in Google Sheets and how to calculate a simple moving average in Google Sheets.

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