Insert Musical Notes In Word 2010

There is no easy way to insert musical notes in Word. However, by using Word’s unicode representation of those musical symbols, we can create them in a document. For example, you can use the following short codess to get their corresponsing musical notes:

Symbol Code to type
Insert A Quaver In Word quaver 266a alt X
Insert Beamed Quavers In Word beamed quavers 266b alt x
Insert Beamed Semi Quavers In Word beamed semiquavers 266c alt x
Insert A Flat In Word flat 266d alt x
Insert A Natural In Word natural 266e alt x
Insert A Sharp In Word sharp 266f alt x

If your needs extend further than inserting the basic musical symbols above, you might have to look at other software. Microsoft Word just isn’t designed for creating musical notation and composing. What you can do is use music notation software to output a music score to an image (like a .gif, .jpg or .png) and then insert that into your document. This isn’t ideal, as you have to use another program that you most likely are not familiar with to create the music score, and you can’t change the score within Word .

If you’re looking for music notation software to work with Word, you might try Sibelius, Noteworthy or Finale, all of which offer free trials.

Musical Note Fonts

As an alternative to using the techniques above, you also have the option of downloading and installing musical note fonts like the following:

  • Matthew Hindson’s fonts – we couldn’t get the FiguredBassMH font to work, but StaffClefPitchesEasy works a treat. It even places the notes on a staff (see image below for an example of what you can do).
  • ToneDeaf (on FontSpace)
  • MetDemo (on FontSpace)
  • MusiSync (on FontSpace)
  • Lassus (on FontSpace)

Musical Notes In Word

(on FontSpace)