How to quickly insert Greek symbols into your slide

PowerPoint 2016
When you create a presentation, you might need to insert Greek symbols into the slide. This tip demonstrates how to insert Greek symbols using the equation block.

Inserting the equation block and using an auto-replace feature for Greek symbols is the fastest and the simplest way to insert Greek symbols.

    1.    Do one of the following:

  • On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the Equation button:
    Equitation button in PowerPoint 365
  • In the slide where you want to insert the symbol, click Alt+= to insert equitation:
Equitation in PowerPoint 365

    2.    In the equitation block without any additional efforts, you can enter any symbol that you need just by typing \+Name of the symbol:

alpha symbol in PowerPoint 365 \alpha kappa symbol in PowerPoint 365 \kappa varrho symbol in PowerPoint 365 \varrho
beta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \beta lambda symbol in PowerPoint 365 \lambda sigma symbol in PowerPoint 365 \sigma
chi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \chi mu symbol in PowerPoint 365 \mu varsigma symbol in PowerPoint 365 \varsigma
delta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \delta nu symbol in PowerPoint 365 \nu tau symbol in PowerPoint 365 \tau
epsilon symbol in PowerPoint 365 \epsilon o symbol in PowerPoint 365 \o upsilon symbol in PowerPoint 365 \upsilon
varepsilon symbol in PowerPoint 365 \varepsilon pi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \pi omega symbol in PowerPoint 365 \omega
phi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \phi varpi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \varpi xi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \xi
varphi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \varphi theta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \theta psi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \psi
gamma symbol in PowerPoint 365 \gamma vartheta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \vartheta zeta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \zeta
eta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \eta iota symbol in PowerPoint 365 \iota rho symbol in PowerPoint 365 \rho

To insert a capital letter of the Greek alphabet, simply enter \+Name of the symbol starting with a capital letter:

Delta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Delta Phi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Phi Gamma symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Gamma
Lambda symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Lambda Mu symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Mu Pi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Pi
Theta symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Theta Sigma symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Sigma Upsilon symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Upsilon
Omega symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Omega Hi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Hi Psi symbol in PowerPoint 365 \Psi

How to insert other symbols and templates in an equation, see How to insert the mathematical and other symbols into the PowerPoint slide.

    3.    After entering the symbol, click the space; it changed entering the name to the appropriate symbol.

    4.    Click Alt+= again to exit from the equitation.

Now you can continue entering your text.

Note: you can see all of Name of the symbol that you can use in the Autocorrect Options. To open them, do the following:

    1.    On the File menu, click the Options button:

Options in PowerPoint 365

    2.    In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, on the Proofing tab, click the AutoCorrect Options... button:

Proofing Options in PowerPoint 365

    3.    In the AutoCorrect dialog box, choose the Math AutoCorrect tab:

AutoCorrect dialog box in PowerPoint 365

On the Math AutoCorrect tab, you can see all Names of symbols that can be used for inserting the Greek symbols.

Note: AutoCorrect options work through all Microsoft Office products on this PC, laptop, etc. If you change some of them in PowerPoint, you will see all changes also in Word, Outlook, and Excel.

See also this tip in French: Comment insérer rapidement des symboles grecs dans votre diapositive PowerPoint.

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