Insert Omega Symbol in Excel

The Omega symbol (Ω) is often used in various scientific and mathematical contexts, such as representing ohms or angular velocity in Physics.

I’m sure you’re already familiar with it from your physics class (remember Kirchhoff’s law).

Also, there are two Omega symbols that are commonly used:

  • Capital Omega Letter – Ω
  • Small Omega Letter – ω

In this article, I will cover several easy methods for inserting the omega symbol (both capital and small omega symbols) into your Excel spreadsheets.

Insert Omega Symbol in Excel (Ω or ω)

Below are some details about the Omega symbol in Excel. The step-by-step methods to insert the symbol in Excel are covered below the table:

Details / MethodsDescription
Symbol NameOmega Symbol
SymbolΩ (capital omega)
ω (small omega)
Keyboard ShortcutALT + 234 for Ω
ALT + 939 for ω (doesn’t always work)
Formula=UNICHAR(937) to get Ω
=UNICHAR(969) to get ω
Symbol Dialog BoxSelect ‘Greek and Coptic’ as the subset, then locate and insert the omega symbol.
Character MapUse Windows Character Map to copy and paste the symbol

Copy and Paste the Omega Symbol into Excel

One of the fastest ways to insert the omega symbol in Excel is by copying it from this article (or any other article or document) and pasting it into a cell in Excel.

Here is the omega symbol for you to copy:

Greek Capital Letter Omega

Ω

Greek Small Letter Omega

ω

You can copy this symbol using Control + C, then go to the desired cell in Excel where you want this symbol, and use Control + V to paste it.

Keyboard Shortcut to Insert the Omega Symbol in Excel

Below are the keyboard shortcuts to insert the Omega symbols in Excel:

Greek Capital Letter Omega (Ω)

ALT + 234

Greek Small Letter Omega (ω)

ALT + 969

Note: The keyboard shortcut for the capital Omega symbol works as expected, I wasn’t able to make the shortcut for the small omega symbol work with this keyboard shortcut. However, a lot of people online mentioned that this had worked for them, so I’m putting it here

Below are the steps on how to use this keyboard shortcut to get the Omega symbol in a cell in Excel:

  1. Select the cell where you want the omega symbol.
  2. Hold down the ALT key.
  3. While holding the ALT key, type 2, 3, and 4 on the numeric keypad.
  4. Release the ALT key.

After you release the ALT key, the omega symbol will appear in the selected cell.

Note: This method requires a numeric keypad and that the Num Lock is turned on.

Pro Tip: In MS Word, you can insert the capital omega symbol (Ω) by typing 03A9 and pressing ALT + X. Similarly, to get the small Omega symbol, manually type 03C9 and then hold the ALT key and press X.

Formula to Insert the Omega Symbol

If you prefer using a formula to insert the Omega symbol, you can use the below ones:

Formula to get Capital Omega Symbol (Ω)

=UNICHAR(937)
Formula to insert the capital Omega letter symbol in Excel

Formula to get Small Omega Symbol (ω)

=UNICHAR(969)
Formula to insert the small Omega letter symbol in Excel

After the omega symbol appears, you can remove the formula, leaving the static symbol in the cell.

Also read: Insert Alpha Symbol in Excel

Insert Omega Symbol Using the Symbol Dialog Box

The Symbol dialog box in Excel is another Easy way to insert the omega symbols in Excel.

Below are the steps to do it:

  1. Select the cell where you want to insert the omega symbol.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab in the ribbon.
Click on the insert tab in the ribbon
  1. Click on the ‘Symbol’ icon to open the Symbol dialog box.
Click on the symbol icon in Excel Ribbon
  1. Choose ‘Greek and Coptic’ from the Subset dropdown.
Click on the Greek and Coptic subset in the symbol dialog box
  1. Locate the omega symbol (Ω or ω) and double-click on it (or select and click on the Insert button).
Select the Omega symbol and then click on the insert button
  1. This will insert the Omega symbol into the cell that you selected in Step 1.

Shortcut: You can use the shortcut ALT + N + U to open the Symbols dialog box in Excel

Pro Tip: To find the omega symbol easily in the Symbol dialog box, enter 03A9 (for Ω) or 03C9 (for ω) in the Character code field (and make sure Unicode (Hex) is selected in the from drop-down.

Also read: Insert Infinity Symbol in Excel

Using the Character Map App in Windows

The Character Map in Windows is also a quick way to get the Omega symbol in Excel.

The good thing about this method is that it will work in Excel and all other MS Office and Windows applications (as this is independent of Excel).

Below are the steps to insert the Omega symbol using the Character map in Windows:

  1. Search for ‘Character Map’ in the Windows search bar.
  2. Open the Character Map app.
Open the character map app in windows
  1. Enable the ‘Advanced View’ option for more search features.
Click the Advanced View option in Character Map dialog box
  1. In the Search field, type ‘omega’ and press enter.
search for Omega in the character Map app
  1. Locate the omega symbol, double-click it, then click ‘Copy’.
Select the Omega letter symbol and then copy from the character map app
  1. Paste the symbol in Excel or any other application.
Also read: Insert Sigma Symbol in Excel (Σ or σ)

Using the Equation Box in Excel

You can also use the equation box method in Excel to quickly insert some of the commonly used Greek symbols, such as Omega.

One thing I like about this method is that it doesn’t require you to remember any shortcode or formula, and you can simply enter the name of the symbol and get it in the equation text box.

Let me show you how it works:

  1. Click the Insert tab in the ribbon
  2. Click on the Equations icon. This inserts an equation text box in the worksheet area.
Click on the equation icon in the ribbon
  1. Remove the text that is already there in the text box and type the following text instead:
/Omega
Enter Omega in the Equation Text box
  1. Press the space bar key on your keyboard

As soon as you press the spacebar key, the text will be removed, and you will have the Omega symbol in its place.

Press the spacebar key to convert text into Omega symbol

You can now copy this Omega symbol and put it in any cell in Excel or even use it in other applications as it has now been copied to your clipboard.

Note: To get the capital omega symbol, you need to type the text /Omega and to get the small omega symbol, you need to type the text /omega

So these are some of the methods you can use to quickly insert the Omega symbol in Excel. While most of the methods would insert a static symbol, you can use the formula method to get the symbol when you want to combine it with other text or the result of some other formula.

I hope you found this Excel article helpful.

If you know of any other method to insert the Omega symbol in Excel or you have any feedback on any of the methods I have written, do let me know in the comments section.

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Sumit Bansal
Hello there! I'm Sumit Bansal, founder of trumpexcel.com and an Excel MVP. I started this website in 2013 with a simple goal: to share my love for Excel through easy to follow tips, tutorials and videos. I'm here to help you get the best out of MS Excel to save time and boost your productivity.
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