Insert the Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Heavy Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ symbol has a circle in the middle with six ‘teardrop’ spokes around it. It has no specific purpose but is a more decorative alternative to the standard asterix * or other bullet symbols.
How Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ looks in different fonts.
Only a few fonts have the Teardrop spoken Asterix.
Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk or ✻
Decimal: 10043 Hex:
Web: ✻ or ✻
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut
Alt + X
Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk symbol. Make sure to select a font that supports the symbol first. As you can see, there are many other asterisk-like symbols in the same part of the Unicode list.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 10043
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✻ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “Asterisk “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.