# How to Insert Plus or Minus Sign in Excel & Google Sheets

*This tutorial demonstrates how to insert plus or minus sign in Excel and Google Sheets.*

## Insert the Plus or Minus Sign

Say you have the following data with *Product name* in Column B and you want a *Price range* in Column C. You can represent a range using the plus–minus symbol (±).

**Note**: You can only insert a symbol in one cell at a time. After that, you can copy the symbol to the rest of the cells in the range. If you do this often, you might want to automate the insertion with a VBA loop.

- Select the first cell where you want to insert a plus or minus sign (e.g., C2). Then, in the
**Ribbon**, go to**Insert > Symbol**.

- In the
**Symbol window**(1) choose**Latin-1 Supplement**from the Subset drop-down list. Then (2) select the**plus or minus symbol**and (3) click**Insert**, then (4)**Cancel**.

As a result, the plus–minus symbol is added to the selected cell.

## Insert Plus–Minus in Google Sheets

Unfortunately, Google Sheets doesn’t offer a way to insert a symbol directly from its menu, but you can copy the symbol from Excel or Google Docs and then paste it to your spreadsheet.