The **Plus minus symbol**, (**plus or minus sign**), or **±** is a Mathematical symbol that represents different meanings. In Mathematics ± sign indicates two equations or two values. For example, 45±3 represents 45+3 and 45-3.

Instead of inserting +- symbol combined, you can type **plus over minus symbol** **±**. It is simple and easy to add or insert **∓** and **±** both Plus Minus Symbol in Word.

Below you will learn how to add plus or minus in word documents or minus plus symbols together in many different ways. Some of them are as follow:-

## How to type plus minus symbol in Word

Open **Microsoft Word** and put the cursor where you want to insert plus minus symbol together.

Go to **Insert** then **Symbol** then click on **Plus-Minus Sign** to add symbol in Word document. See the below screenshot for reference-

## Plus minus symbol Word alt code

In Microsoft Word 2013, Word 2016, Word 2019 you can use ALT code keyboard shortcut keys *ALT + 0177* or *ALT + 241* to add the Plus Minus symbol. This is the simplest and easiest way to add a character or symbol in Word with the help of the ALT key.

## How to write plus minus together in Word

Open **Microsoft Word** and place the cursor where you want to write plus and minus sign together.

In the Menu bar click on the **Insert** option then click **Equation** drop-down arrow, go to **lnk Equation** editor.

Now type a rough drawing of the minus plus symbol or any other sign which you are not finding in MS Word Document.

Now click the **Insert** button to write plus and minus symbol together in Word document.

## How to type plus or minus symbol with Character Map

If you are using Windows PC then you can use Character Map to add plus over minus symbol in the Word document.

Type **Character Map** in the search box on Windows desktop.

Search **plus minus** in the character map. Then copy/paste the symbol in the Word document.

With the help of the keyboard shortcut, character map, equation editor, and alt code you can enter plus or minus in Word document.