How to Type Pinyin with Tone Numbers in Microsoft Word

There are a few ways to type Pinyin with tone numbers in Microsoft Word.

1) Shortcut key

To type the corresponding code for a desired Pinyin character with tone number shown in the table below, and then press the keys “ALT and x” together. For ā, type 101, and then ALT + x.

Shortcut keys for Pinyin typing

Shortcut keys for Pinyin typing

Note: The table can be downloaded in Word format: Shortcut key for Pinyin with tone numbers.

2) Symbol Insertion

Insert Pinyin with tones from symbol selection

Insert Pinyin with tones from symbol selection

3) Use Find-and-Replace Macro (The macro is so cool!)

4) Soft Keyboard with Google Pinyin

Type Pinyin with tones using Google Pinyin soft keyboard

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