Pi is a mathematical constant used to run calculations related to a circle. The number of Pi 3,14 or 22/7 can sometimes be depicted by the symbol of Pi (π). But like most symbols, it’s not directly printed on keyboards. Therefore, it needs a few extra steps to type Pi on your computer.

Here you will learn three methods to type Pi quickly.

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## #1 How to use a keyboard to type Pi

1. First be sure the **Num Lock** is on (for laptop owners, please keep reading).

2. Then type **Alt+227** with the keys from the number pad on the right side of the keyboard. For laptops without Num Lock, you may use a combination of **Alt+Fn+227** on a normal number keys.

3. The Pi symbol will appear.

## #2 Inserting Pi symbol from Microsoft Office

1. Run a **Microsoft Office** program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), then go to **Insert**.

2. Click on **Symbol > More Symbols…**

3. Select **Font: normal text** and **Subset: Greek and Coptic**. Find the Pi symbol and click **Insert**.

4. And the Pi symbol will appear on the document.

## #3 Just go to Google to get the Pi symbol

Frankly, this is just a lazy solution if you don’t want to memorize the keyboard combination and the step-by-step on Microsoft Office to type Pi. Just search for the ‘**Pi symbol**‘ on Google, and it will show you plenty of results containing Pi (π) which you can select and copy directly.

Sometimes, each result may provide a slightly different look of Pi. But that doesn’t change the meaning of it. The style of writing is not much concern in a mathematical world.

And there you have it. Three different ways to type or I would say, get the symbol of Pi from your computer. One or more tips might be more suitable for your situation. Either way, I hope this article helps you.