Insert Google docs arrow in the document is quite simple and easy. Arrow is considered a special character in Google Documents. The basic Google Docs arrow symbol can be Up, Down, Right, Left.
You can type an arrow symbol in Google Docs with the help of a keyboard shortcut or via a menu option. So here we see how to make an arrow in Google Docs?
Google Docs Arrow Shortcut Symbol
Google Docs arrow shortcut is helpful when you want to save mouse click. With the help of ALT key and numeric key, you can insert an arrow directly in Google Docs.
Please make sure you are using the left alt key of a keyboard. Do not click or press the right alt key, it will not work. Below is the list of Google docs arrow shortcut key.
|↑||Alt+24||Shortcut for Up Arrow in Google docs|
|↓||Alt+25||Down Arrow in Google docs shortcut|
How to make an arrow in Google Docs
If the Google docs arrow shortcut does not work for you, then you can still find and place any symbol, including an arrow and a special character, in Google docs via a menu. Simply follow the below steps:-
In the Menu bar navigate to Insert > Special Characters
You will see a box that contains different types of an arrow from which you can select accordingly.
How to type an arrow in Google docs
The Drawing tool is very helpful to type an arrow in Google docs. From this, you can add different types of arrows.
Open a new Google docs document in which you want to type an arrow.
Click Insert from the menu bar
Go to the Drawing -> +New
A new drawing panel opens in front of you. Now you have to click on the Shape icon options from the header.
Now click the Arrows from the list as shown in the below image.
You can select different types of arrow symbol in Google docs like up arrow, down arrow, quad arrow, bent arrow, curved up arrow, curved down arrow, etc.
How to make a down arrow in Google docs?
Use Alt+25 key to make down arrow. (Use left Alt key on the keyboard)
How to make an up arrow in Google docs?
Use Alt+24 key to make an up arrow. (Use left Alt key on the keyboard)
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