Needing to type the integral sign or symbol (∫) doesn’t have to feel like a curveball. Whether you’re using a Windows PC, a Mac, or an iOS or Android device, there are a seemingly indefinite number of shortcuts for including this symbol into a document or message.

## How to Insert the Integral Symbol on a Windows PC

On a Windows PC, click to the place in your document where you would like to insert the integral symbol. Next, hold the **Alt **key and, using your numeric keypad, type the numbers **8747. **

You can also insert the integral symbol into a Microsoft Word document using the **Advanced Symbols** library. First, click the **Insert **tab. Then open the Advanced Symbol library and double click on the integral symbol to include it in your document.

If you plan on using the integral symbol multiple times in a Microsoft Word document, you can set an AutoCorrect rule to automatically insert the symbol. First, copy the integral symbol from this article: ∫. Next, search under the **Tools **tab for **AutoCorrect options**. In the **replace **field, type a word or phrase (such as “integral”). In the **with** field, paste the integral symbol. Lastly, press **add. **

## How to Insert the Integral Symbol on a Mac

The simplest way to insert the integral symbol on a Mac is by using the keyboard shortcut. In the part of your document or message where you would like to insert the symbol, press and hold the **Option **key, followed by the letter **B**.

You can also find the integral symbol by going to your Mac’s **Emoji and Symbols** library. Either tap the **Globe** key or hold **Control**, **Command**, and **Spacebar** to open the Character Viewer. Next, enter “integral” into the search bar. Then double-click the integral symbol or highlight and drag the symbol into your document.

## How to Insert the Integral Symbol on a Mobile Device

Finally, on an iPhone or iPad, or Android phone, the fastest way to type the integral symbol is by copying and pasting the symbol from this article: ∫. Long press the symbol until a **Copy** option appears. Then go to the place in your message or document where you would like to insert the integral sign. Long press again until you see the **Paste **option.

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