How to insert per mille and permyriad symbols in Word

Word 2016
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 365

On the Symbol dialog box:

  • To find a Per Mille sign, choose a symbol from the list:
    Per Mille sign in Symbols Word 365
  • To find a Per Ten Thousand sign, on the Font list, select the Segoe UI Symbol font, then select a symbol:
    Per Ten Thousand sign in Symbols Word 365
  • Click the Insert button to insert the symbol,
  • Click the OK button to close the Symbol dialog box.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask OfficeToolTips team.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Learn more