# How to Type the Letter Alpha on Microsoft Word

Once you know where to look for them, typing Greek letters or symbols in Microsoft Word is fairly simple. Greek letters “alpha” and “beta” are arguably the most widely utilized because they are employed in fields like engineering and finance. The “Symbol…” option on the “Enter” menu must frequently be used to insert these letters and symbols, but many of the fundamental Greek letters, such “alpha,” can be typed right into your Microsoft Word document.

## Step 1

Position the cursor where you want the letter “alpha” to appear.

## Step 2

To change the font, click the drop-down arrow on the toolbar’s font selector. Scroll down and choose the “Symbol” font.

## Step 3

On the keyboard, enter the letter “A.” Alpha, a Greek letter, will show up. “Shift-A” is the capital variant.

## Step 4

Reset the typeface to the previous setting before entering your symbol.