To insert GD&T symbols into Word, take note of the codes in the table below.

There are two types of symbols below. Some are alt codes (ALT+248) and some are Unicode characters (25B1 then ALT+X). Alt codes are entered by holding the ALT key and pressing the number code. Unicode characters are entered by typing the code and then holding the ALT key and pressing X.

## How to insert GD&T symbols into a Microsoft Excel document

Not all the codes work in Excel. The ALT codes (ALT+248 style) work but the Unicode characters (25B1 then ALT+X style) do not. The best way to insert the GD&T symbols into Excel is to copy and paste the symbols.

## GD&T Symbols Alt Codes

Symbol Name | Symbol | Code |

Straightness | ▬ | ALT+22 |

Flatness | ▱ | 25B1 - ALT+X |

Circularity | ◯ | 25EF – ALT+X |

Cylindricity | ⌭ | 232D – ALT+X |

Profile of a Line | ∩ | ALT+239 |

Profile of a Surface | ⌓ | 2313 – ALT+X |

Angularity | ∠ | 2220 – ALT+X |

Perpendicularity | ⊥ | ALT+8869 |

Parallelism | // | 2225 – ALT+X |

True Position | ⌖ | 2316 – ALT+X |

Concentricity | ◎ | ALT + 10686 |

Symmetry | ⌯ | 232F – ALT+X |

Circular Runout | 2197 – ALT+X | |

Total Runout | ⌰ | 2330 – ALT+X |

Free state | Ⓕ | ALT + 9403 |

Least material condition | Ⓛ | ALT + 9409 |

Maximum material condition | ALT + 9410 | |

Projected tolerance zone | Ⓟ | ALT + 9413 |

Regardless of feature size (RFS) | Ⓢ | ALT + 9416 |

Tangent plane | Ⓣ | ALT + 9417 |

Unequally disposed tolerance | Ⓤ | ALT + 9418 |

## Common Blueprint Symbol Alt Codes

Symbol Name | Symbol | Code |

Degree | ° | ALT + 248 |

Plus or Minus | ± | ALT+241 |

Diameter | Ø | ALT+0216 |

Depth | ↧ | ALT + 8615 |

Greater Than or Equal To | ≥ | ALT+242 |

Less Than or Equal To | ≤ | ALT+243 |

Counterbore | ⌴ | ALT+9012 |

Countersink | ⌵ | ALT+9013 |

Micro | µ | ALT+230 |

Surface Finish | ✓ | 2713 - ALT+X |

Centerline | ℄ | ALT + 8452 |

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This is very useful, Thank you!

SURFACE FINISH SYMBOL

Hi Jeffery,

Thanks for pointing this one out. Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect match available. However, I did add a check mark along with the micro symbol to bridge the gap. Close enough for government work I hope.

Cheers,

Brandon

What about a True Position Symbol?

Never mind I overlooked it. Sorry

Profile of a line symbol?

Adam,

I added that one to the list. Thanks for pointing it out. The symbol looks a little different so if you want something a little closer, you could also try 25EO – ALT+X. I prefer to use the regular alt codes myself whenever I can.

Thanks again,

Brandon

what about depth symbol?

Dave,

Added it just for you! I also updated some of the other codes so that more of them use the standard alt codes which I find easier to use.

Hope this helps,

Brandon

Centerline symbol?

Kay,

Added it. That is not one that I have often used. Just not as common in my industry I suppose. Thanks for pointing it out.

Brandon

Thank you for making this available. It is very helpfull.