Key Strokes for Some Symbols
To form signs and symbols, the following works on most desktop computers in WORD, WORKS, e-mail, etc. Hold down the Alt key while you press the numbers on the right side of the keyboard. Make sure the Num Lock is on.
Note: Some computers are loaded with different software so the symbols will be different when you use the Alt key followed by the four-digit numbers.
With a PC laptop, in order to use the keyboard shortcuts, the laptop must have a Function key (usually noted as Fn in blue characters). If it does, you can access a “ten-key” calculator keypad that spans the right end of the QWERTY keyboard. By pressing Fn, ALT and the corresponding numbers, you will get the symbol. On some laptops, you will see a tiny 0 on the front edge of the M key, a tiny 1 on the front side of the J key, 2 on K, 3 on L, etc. Just turn on Num Lock, press the Alt key, and then press those regular keys to create all the symbols.