# 6 WAYS TO INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL

## INTRODUCTION

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

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Symbols are very important when we are creating any reports which need a number of them.

Although some of the very important and frequently used symbols are given on the keyboard itself, not all can be accommodated there. It brings us the problem to search for them for inserting or typing them.

## WHAT IS A PI SYMBOL ?

A pi symbol is one of the letters of the GREEK ALPHABET and is used extensively in scientific and mathematical areas.

## WHAT IS ACTUAL MEANING OF PI SYMBOL

PI IS A SYMBOL REPRESENTING RATIO OF CIRCUMFERENCE TO DIAMETER WHICH IS USED EXTENSIVELY IN THE MATHEMATICS FOR THE CALCULATIONS OF VARIOUS PARAMETERS SUCH AS AREA , CIRCUMFERENCE ETC.

These symbols are handy while making many reports but we find it hard to find these symbols as they are not available on the keyboard.

The symbols present on the keyboard can be easily found but not these and especially the PI symbol as it is available for specific fonts only.

So we’ll check the main and easy methods only to insert them. The methods are easy and you won’t forget easily. Let us start.

## INSERT A PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL

There can be different ways of creating a pi symbol in your sheet in Excel. We’ll go through each of the methods one by one to search out the options for finding out the ways to add copyright symbols.

### DIFFERENT METHODS OF INSERTING A PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL

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

## 1. DELIVERY DESK -COPY-PASTE PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL

From the delivery desk, we have put the pi symbols from you to copy from. You can simply copy the symbols from here and paste them anywhere, be it in a sheet or document or any TextPad.

We highly recommend that you go through the various methods of inserting a pi symbol in this article but if you are in a real hurry, copy them from here.

Simply select, copy and paste the given pi symbol into the sheet.

SMALL PI

π

CAPITAL PI

Π

Do read the other methods too which are helpful in different situations.

## 2.INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING GOOGLE [SEARCH ENGINE ]

Here, we’ll find out the way to use google for fulfilling our requirements.

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 PI 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 THE INTERNET.

Here are the steps.

2. Type in the searchbox PI SYMBOL. (no need to ask for the procedure)
3. 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.
1.  Now look at the page and search for a PI SYMBOL but mind it, we don’t want an image.
2. 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 ].
3. Paste it anywhere in the sheet. [Select the cell and press CTRL+V or RIGHT CLICK and choose PASTE]
4. The copied symbol will respond to font size as well as to font.

NOTE: Only copy the image if you need it. Image is tough to handle and won’t respond to the font and text size. We discuss it in the next section.

## 3.INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING IMAGE

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

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

#### STEPS

2. Type in the search box pi symbol. (no need to ask for the procedure, just type the word)
3. Go to the IMAGES TAB.
4. 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.
5. We’ll get a few pictures of the pi symbol , few as the text. Using the text we already learnt.
1. RIGHT CLICK the image you like and choose COPY IMAGE.
1. 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.`
1. After pasting, Select the picture and resize it with the help of small circles shown in the picture.
2. Play with the picture till we get the image which we want.

BUT ALWAYS BE CAREFUL ABOUT A FEW THINGS WHILE USING IMAGES.

2. Its better, if we can, we can create our own picture in the Excel as well as Paint which both are with us.
3. The font of the image pi symbol won’t change with the change in the font of the text.
4. The benefit is that we can design and use fancy PI SYMBOLS as images.

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

The other method of inserting a pi 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 which we can choose the symbols we like.

Follow the following steps to insert the symbol in the Excel using the symbol dialog box.

#### STEPS

1. Open the Excel software.
2. Go to INSERT TAB and CLICK SYMBOL or Press ALT+N+U to open the SYMBOL DIALOG BOX directly.
1. In the SUBSET choose GREEK and COPTIC as PI IS A GREEK SYMBOL.
1. Search the pi symbol and select it.
2. Alternatively, you can enter 03A0 for CAPITAL PI SYMBOL and  in the CHARACTER CODE and 03C0 for the SMALL PI SYMBOL .
3. The PI symbol will be selected.
4. Click INSERT.

The symbol will be inserted in the selected cell.

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

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

Excel has developed one dedicated symbol depository for mathematics known as Equation Symbols which contains frequently used symbols in mathematics.

Let us use this option to insert our pi symbol in excel.

#### STEPS

1. Open the Excel software.
2. Go to INSERT TAB and choose EQUATION OPTION as shown in the picture below.
1. As we click the EQUATIONS BUTTON , we’ll reach a DESIGN TAB which is opened temporarily for EQUATIONS OPTION.
2. Click MORE SYMBOLS as shown in the first small picture in the image given below.
3. As we click MORE SYMBOLS complete list opens up.
4. Search for PI as shown in the picture and double click it.

1. The PI SYMBOL will be inserted in a separate text box.
2. The inserted PI SYMBOL is shown in the picture below.
```SEPARATE TEXT BOX MEANS THAT THE PI SYMBOL INSERTED USING THE EQUATION OPTION WILL BEHAVE AS IF WE HAVE INSERTED A SEPARATE ENTITY LIKE A PICTURE OR A TEXT BOX.
ALTHOUGH YOU CAN MOVE IT HERE AND THERE ANYWHERE IN THE SHEET. BUT YOU NEED TO ADJUST IT WITH THE PRESENT TEXT.```

## 6. INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING KEYBOARD [KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS ]

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

The method is to press ALT and type the CHARACTER CODE WHILE THE ALT KEY IS PRESSED.

But for our case, we need to first select the font and then press ALT and press  227 WHILE ALT IS PRESSED.

So these were a few methods of inserting the PI 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.

## FAQs

### WHAT IS THE SYMBOL OF GREEK LETTER PI?

The following figure shows the GREEK LETTER PI.

π

### HOW TO TYPE PI SYMBOL ?

• Hold ALT KEY and keep it pressed.
• Sequentially press 2, 2 and 7.
• Release the ALT KEY.
• The PI SYMBOL will appear.

Kindly go through all the methods. All the methods including this have been discussed in detail.

### WHERE IS PI SYMBOL ON THE KEYBOARD?

NO, PI SYMBOL is not available on the keyboard. But we do have shortcuts. Refer to the No. 6 method.

## COPY PRIDE FLAG WITH PI SYMBOL

YOU CAN OPEN THE IMAGE BY RIGHT CLICK>COPY IMAGE AND PASTE IT IN MSPAINT AND SAVE IT.

### WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PI?

The value of PI is 3.14.

### WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PI IN FRACTION?

The value of PI in fractional numbers is 22/7.

## WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PI IN DECIMAL UPTO 14 PLACES

The value of PI up to 14 decimal places is 3.14285714285714

## IS PI IN MATHEMATICS A CONSTANT?

Yes! PI is a constant in maths as it is a ratio between the CIRCUMFERENCE OF A CIRCLE TO ITS DIAMETER which is always going to be a constant.

It’ll be the same for a small circle as well as a bigger circle.

## WHERE DID THE SYMBOL OF PI COME FROM ?

PI symbol is 16th letter of greek alphabet.

## WHO INTRODUCED THE PI SYMBOL?

Dr. William Jones introduced the use of pi symbol for representing the ratio of circle’s circumference to its diameter.