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 Symbol Shortcut
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 not work for you then you can still find and place any symbol including arrow and 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 which 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 new Google docs document in which you want type arrow.
Click Insert from the menu bar
Go to the Drawing -> +New
A new drawing panel open in front of you. Now you have to click on Shape icon from the options from the header.
Now click the Arrows from the list as shown in 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 keyboard)
How to make an up arrow in Google docs?
Use Alt+24 key to make an up arrow. (Use left Alt key on keyboard)