How to insert per mille and permyriad symbols in Word

Word 365
A per mille sign ‰ (also mentioned as per mil, per mill, permil, permill, or permille) represents thousandths, 1/10 percent, or the number of thousandths of something in total.

A per ten thousand sign ‱ (also mentioned as basis point, permyriad, or per myriad) represents one-hundredth of a percentage point, one percent of one percent, or the number of ten-thousandths of something in total.

There are several ways to insert these symbols into a document Word:

   I.  Using a shortcut key:

In Microsoft Word, you can use Unicode to insert any of the used symbols:

Unicode Symbol
Per mille sign Type 2030 and press Alt+X
Per ten thousand sign Type 2031 and press Alt+X

Note: You can see the combination in the Character code field in the Symbol dialog box (see below).

   II.  Using a Symbol dialog box:

To open the Symbol dialog box, on the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, select the Symbol button, and then click More Symbols...:

More Symbols in Word 2016

On the Symbol dialog box:

  • To find a Per Mille sign, choose a symbol from the list:
    Per Mille sign in Symbols Word 2016
  • To find a Per Ten Thousand sign, on the Font list, select the Segoe UI Symbol font, then select a symbol.
  • Click the Insert button to insert the symbol,
  • Click the OK button to close the Symbol dialog box.

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