**While we often use the letter “X” to denote multiplication, the actual multiplication sign is slightly different. In this article, we’ll show you how to insert the multiplication sign in Microsoft Word.**

Let’s get started:

1. Open the Microsoft Word document and **place your cursor where you want to insert the symbol.**

2. **Click on the “Insert” tab** on the top Ribbon.

3. In the “Symbols” group, **click on the “Symbol” drop-down arrow** from the top-right corner.

4. From the “Symbol” drop-down menu, **click “More Symbols”**.

5. In the “Symbols” dialog box, **select “Symbol” in the “Font” drop-down** menu.

6. Now **scroll down until you find the multiplication sign**. Once you find the multiplication sign, **click on it and then choose “Insert”.**

This will insert the symbol in your Word document where your cursor is placed.

## Keyboard Shortcut to Insert the Multiplication Sign

You can also use the keyboard shortcut to insert the multiplication sign. **Simply press 00d7 and then “ALT+X” immediately to insert the symbol.** It is the quickest way to insert the multiplication sign.

## Conclusion

In this article, we showed you how to insert the multiplication sign in Microsoft Word. You can use either the “Insert” tab or the keyboard shortcut to quickly insert the symbol at the desired location. We hope this guide will come in handy the next time you’re working with mathematical equations in Microsoft Word. Thanks for reading!