How to Put an Upside Down Exclamation Point Into Microsoft Word

By Lily Medina

You can easily access the normal, upright exclamation point on a standard keyboard: You simply press "Shift" and "1." Inserting an upside-down exclamation point takes a bit more effort, even though the mark is required at the beginning of an exclamatory sentence in Spanish. To accommodate this need, Microsoft Word provides an inverted exclamation mark in the Symbols menu, which presents extra or nonstandard characters.

Step 1

Click in the text in the place where you want to insert the upside-down exclamation point.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab.

Step 3

Click the "Symbol" icon in the Symbols group, on the far right of the Ribbon.

Step 4

Click "More Symbols" at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Select "(normal text)" in the "Font" field, under the Symbols tab in the dialog box.

Step 6

Type "00A1" in the "Character code" field, near the bottom of the dialog box.

Step 7

Click the "Insert" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

Step 8

Click the "Close" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you use the inverted exclamation mark frequently, you can use the keyboard shortcut: Press "Ctrl-Alt-Shift-1" at the same time.