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# HOW TO INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL

## INTRODUCTION

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This article will let you know how to insert LAMBDA SYMBOL in EXCEL.

LAMBDA IS A GREEK SYMBOL WHICH IS USED IN THE SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY FREQUENTLY. THE LAMBDA IS USED TO REPRESENT THE WAVELENGTH , LAMBDA CALCULUS AND SO ON.
These symbols are handy while making many reports but we find hard to find these symbols as these are not available on the keyboard.
The symbols present on the keyboard can be easily found but not these and especially the LAMBDA symbol.
So we’ll  check the main and easy methods only to insert them.
The methods, which are easy and you won’t forget easily.
Let us start.

## INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL

There can be different ways of creating a lambda symbol in your sheet in Excel.

We’ll go through each of the method one by one to search out the options for finding out the ways to add copyright symbol.

### DIFFERENT METHODS OF ADDING A LAMBDA SYMBOL

1. DELIVERY DESK
3. USING IMAGE
4. USING SYMBOL INSERTION
5. USING EQUATION SYMBOLS
6. USING FUNCTIONS
7. USING KEYBOARD

## 1.GET LAMBDA SYMBOL FROM DELIVERY DESK

Its always great to learn new things.

You must go through the article to learn new ways of inserting the LAMBDA SYMBOL in Excel but if you want it instantly, you can copy it from here and it’ll work all fine in your excel sheets.

The symbol copied from here will respond to the font as well as size.

STEPS TO COPY THE LAMBDA SYMBOL

Select the given lambda symbol.

Select the cell in the sheet where you want to insert the symbol.

Press CTRL+V or Right Click > Paste.

The LAMBDA SYMBOL will be inserted.

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## 2.INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING GOOGLE

Google is a great tool for a lot of our requirements. We can use it to find out our symbols too. It ‘ll save us a lot of time.

This is the easiest method of inserting a LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL.

It is easy because it is fast, and we don’t need to remember anything for this.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR THIS METHOD IS THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERNET.

Here are the steps.

• Type in the searchbox LAMBDA SYMBOL. (no need to ask for the procedure)
• The following picture will appear on the screen. There can be a bit difference too due to region etc. but the thing which we are finding, we’ll definitely get it.
•  Now look at the page and search for a LAMBDA SYMBOL but mind it, we don’t want an image.
• Most of the bigger pictures are images, we want text, so select the one which is shown in the picture as marked with a square and copy it. [For copying select the symbol and press CTRL+C or use RIGHT CLICK and choose COPY]. [ Shown in the picture above ].
• Paste it anywhere in the sheet. [Select the cell and press CTRL+V or RIGHT CLICK and choose PASTE]
• The copied symbol will respond to font size as well as to font.
NOTE: Only copy the image if you need . Image is tough to handle and won’t respond to the font and text size.

## 3.INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING IMAGE

We just discussed how we can find copy and insert a symbol by searching it in google. Now let us move to next method.

If we don’t need to change any font etc. of the LAMBDA symbol , we can find, copy and insert an image too.

#### STEPS

• Type in the search box LAMBDA SYMBOL . (no need to ask for the procedure, just type the word)
• The following picture will appear on the screen. There can be a bit difference too due to region etc. but the thing which we are finding, we’ll definitely get it.
• We’ll get a few pictures of the LAMBDA symbol , few as the text. Using the text we already learnt.
• RIGHT CLICK the image you like and choose COPY IMAGE.

• Paste the picture in the sheet as shown in the picture below.
NOTE: SOMETIMES DIRECTLY COPYING THE IMAGE AND PASTING IN THE EXCEL DOESN’T HAPPEN. FOR THAT, RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE IMAGE AS> SAVE THE PICTURE AT ANY LOCATION. DRAG THE IMAGE TO THE EXCEL OR RIGHT CLICK THE FILE, COPY AND PASTE IN THE EXCEL SHEET.
• After pasting, Select the picture and resize it with the help of small circles shown in the picture.
• Play with the picture till we get the image which we want.
BUT ALWAYS BE CAREFUL ABOUT FEW THINGS.
• Its better, if we can, we can create our own picture in the Excel as well as Paint which both are with us.
• The font of the image LAMBDA symbol won’t change with the change in the font of the text.
• The benefit is that we can design and use fancy LAMBDA SYMBOLS as images.

## 4. INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING SYMBOL CHART

The other method of inserting a copyright symbol is using the SYMBOL INSERTION FACILITY from the SYMBOL TABLE.

There is a complete table in the MICROSOFT EXCEL having a full fledged list of a big number of symbols from where we can choose the symbols we like. Follow the following steps to insert the symbol in the Excel using symbol dialog box. But we have a problem with the LAMBDA symbol.

#### STEPS

• Open the Excel software.
• Go to INSERT TAB and CLICK SYMBOL or Press ALT+N+U to open the SYMBOL DIALOG BOX directly.
• In the SUBSET choose GREEK and COPTIC as LAMBDA IS A GREEK SYMBOL.
• Search the LAMBDA symbol and select it.
• Alternatively, you can enter 039B for CAPITAL LAMBDA SYMBOL and  in the CHARACTER CODE and 03BB for the SMALL LAMBDA SYMBOL . The LAMBDA symbol will be selected.

The symbol will be inserted in the selected cell.

• Press INSERT and it’ll be inserted in the cell chosen.

## 5.INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING EQUATION SYMBOLS

We already learnt to insert a LAMBDA SYMBOL using the google , image and symbol dialog box.

Excel has developed one dedicated symbol depository for the mathematics known as Equation Symbols which contains frequently used symbols in mathematics. Let us use this option to insert our LAMBDA symbol in excel.

#### STEPS

• Open the Excel software.
• Go to INSERT TAB and choose EQUATION OPTION as shown in the picture below.
• As we click the EQUATIONS BUTTON , we’ll reach a DESIGN TAB which is opened temporarily for EQUATIONS OPTION.
• Click MORE SYMBOLS as shown in the first small picture in the image given below.
• As we click MORE SYMBOLS complete list opens up.
• On the RIGHT TOP CORNER of the list box, choose GREEK LETTERS from the drop down as shown in the picture below.
• All the GREEK LETTERS will show up.
• Choose small LAMBDA or CAPITAL LAMBDA whatever is the requirement.
• The LAMBDA SYMBOL will be inserted in a separate text box.
• The inserted LAMBDA SYMBOL is shown in the picture below.

## 6.INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING UNICHAR FUNCTIONS

We already learnt to insert a LAMBDA SYMBOL using the google , image and symbol dialog box.

We can also insert the LAMBDA SYMBOL using the functions present in the EXCEL.

As we know that all the characters are given the ASCII codes and the characters which are not in the ASCII table are given UNICODE.

LAMBDA SYMBOL IS PRESENT IN THE UNICODE SYSTEM

So, we can make use of  UNICHAR FUNCTION to insert LAMBDA SYMBOL in EXCEL.

THE  UNICODE OF LAMBDA IS 039B FOR CAPITAL LAMBDA [923 IN DECIMAL ] AND 03BB FOR SMALL LAMBDA WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 955 IN DECIMAL. [ WE NEED DECIMAL VALUE IN UNICHAR FUNCTION ]

#### STEPS

• Select the cell where we want the result.
• Enter the formula as =UNICHAR(955) or =UNICHAR(HEX2DEC(“03BB”))

* HEX2DEC will convert HEXADECIMAL format TO DECIMAL FORMAT.

The following picture shows the result.

## 7.INSERT LAMBDA SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING KEYBOARD

There is another very fast method of inserting any character or to be specific LAMBDA SYMBOL in our case, in the sheet instantly.

TYPE 03BB IN WORD AND PRESS ALT+X TO CONVERT THIS UNICODE INTO SYMBOL. SIMPLY COPY THE SYMBOL FROM WORD AND PASTE IT IN THE EXCEL.

THERE IS NO ALT CODE KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR LAMBDA.

So these were a few methods of inserting LAMBDA symbol in excel.
Although there can be a few more too but these are the most easiest and useful ones. Because after all, the main aim is to the work fast and efficiently.

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