Inserting an arrow as text?

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How do you insert an up arrow in the same style as the font you are using?

I can do it with autoshapes, but I’m looking for something that isn’t “added” to the line, but is simply another character. Used to be able to do it using ASCII codes with SMART documents, but that was a long time ago! Any help would be appreciated.


Anywhere you are entering text, just type in ==> and hit the space bar. This should do the trick!


Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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  1. The arrowheads are found on the insert tab>> symbols>>symbol near the bottom

    Neil 6 Nov at 11:39 am
  2. Neither worked for me. However, with Powerpoint 2016, I found that ==> is replaced by an arrow, not ->

    Winand Van Meerbeek 14 Mar at 11:20 am
  3. In PowerPoint 2016, type ==> which gets replaced by an arrow. Then select the arrow and click Insert then Symbol. This pops up the Wingdings table which includes large collection of arrows. Select a different arrow style to meet your needs.

    Tannous 23 Mar at 3:31 pm
  4. Thanks, the tip by Tannous was exactly what I needed.

    Bruce 12 Oct at 1:22 pm