The Pipe sign (vertical bar) is used as the symbol for absolute value. It is two vertical straight bars surrounding the number or expression for which you wish to indicate absolute value. For Example, |8| = 8 means the absolute value of 8 is 8.

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In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard (or alt code) shortcuts to make or type the Absolute Value Symbol (text) anywhere like Word/Excel using any PC.

Just before we begin, I’ll like to tell you that you can also use the button below to copy and paste this sign into your work for free.

Click to Copy Copy Absolute Value

However, if you just want to type this symbol on your keyboard, the actionable steps below will show you how.

Note: On the standard keyboard, the Absolute Value symbol is placed on the same key as the backslash key. So, to type this symbol, press down the shift key and hit one on the backslash key (Shift+\). However, if you can’t find the backslash key on your version of the keyboard, read down below for all the alternative methods to type this symbol using the keyboard.

**Absolute Value Symbol <|> Quick Guide**

To type the** Absolute Value Symbol** on Keyboard, press Down the Alt key and type **124** using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key.

The below table contains all the information you need to type this Symbol on the keyboard.

Symbol Name | Vertical Line |

Absolute Value Symbol Text | | |

Absolute Value Symbol Alt Code | 124 |

Shortcut for Windows | Alt + 124 |

Shortcut for Word | 007C, Alt+X |

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The Symbol dialog box will appear.

Type**007C**in the

**Character Code:**box. The symbol will appear selected.Click on the Insert button. Alternatively, double click on the symbol to insert it into your Word document.

Close the dialog.

The symbol will then be inserted exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

These are the steps you may use to insert the Absolute Value Symbol in Word.

**Conclusion**

As you can see, there are several different methods you can use to type the Absolute Value Symbol text in Microsoft Word.

Using shortcut makes the fastest option for this task. Shortcuts are always fast.

Thank you very much for reading this blog.

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