HOW TO INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL

INTRODUCTION

Let us start another exciting session of Excel Tricks with gyankosh.netThis article will let you know how to insert PI SYMBOL in EXCEL.
 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 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 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, which are easy and you won’t forget easily.Let us start.

ADD 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 method one by one to search out the options for finding out the ways to add copyright symbol.

DIFFERENT METHODS OF ADDING A PI SYMBOL

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

1.COPY PI SYMBOL FROM HERE

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

Simply Select , copy and paste it in 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

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 INTERNET.

Here are the steps.

  • Open google.com in your browser.
  • Type in the searchbox PI 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.
SEARCHING THE PI SYMBOL AND COPYING IT
  •  Now look at the page and search for a PI 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.

PASTE THE COPIED SYMBOL IN EXCEL

3.INSERT PI 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 pi symbol , we can find, copy and insert an image too.

STEPS

  •  Open google.com or any other search engine in your browser.
  • Type in the search box pi 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 pi symbol , few as the text. Using the text we already learnt.
EXCEL:CHOOSE THE IMAGE YOU LIKE
  • 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.

PASTE THE COPIED IMAGE OF PI SYMBOL INTO THE 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.

  • Take care about the picture copyrights. Use free pictures only.
  • 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 pi symbol won’t change with the change in the font of the text.
  • 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 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 PI 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.
EXCEL:OPEN SYMBOL DIALOG BOX
  • In the SUBSET choose GREEK and COPTIC as PI IS A GREEK SYMBOL.
SELECT GREEK AND COPTIC SUBSET
  • Search the pi symbol and select it.
  • Alternatively, you can enter 03A0 for CAPITAL PI SYMBOL and  in the CHARACTER CODE and 03C0 for the SMALL PI SYMBOL . The PI symbol will be selected.
SELECT THE PI SYMBOL AND CLICK INSERT

The symbol will be inserted in the selected cell.

THE INSERTED PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL
  • Press INSERT and it’ll be inserted in the cell chosen.

5.INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING EQUATION SYMBOLS

We already learnt to insert a PI 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 pi symbol in excel.

STEPS

  • Open the Excel software.
  • Go to INSERT TAB and choose EQUATION OPTION as shown in the picture below.
CHOOSE INSERT TAB > EQUATION BUTTON
  • 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.
  • Search for PI as shown in the picture and double click it.
SELECT PI SYMBOL
  • The PI SYMBOL will be inserted in a separate text box.
  • The inserted PI SYMBOL is shown in the picture below.
EXCEL: SEARCHING FOR CHARACTER CODE IN EXCEL

6.INSERT PI SYMBOL IN EXCEL USING KEYBOARD

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 press 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.

PRESS ALT + 227 to insert PI SYMBOL directly from keyboard

So these were a few methods of inserting 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.