# How do you type a vertical pipe?

### Table of Contents

- How do you type a vertical pipe?
- How do you type a vertical line on a Mac?
- What is the straight vertical line symbol?
- What is a vertical line called on a graph?
- How to type a straight vertical line on a keyboard?
- How do you draw a straight line in Microsoft Word?
- How is a straight vertical line used in math?
- Is there a way to add vertical lines to text?

### How do you type a vertical pipe?

Most modern keyboards do not include the pipe as an option on any of the keys. However, the answer is really easy, **Push and hold the Shift key and then push the backslash key "\"**. This inserts the pipe rather than the backslash.

### How do you type a vertical line on a Mac?

- Open your text editor, such as TextEdit, or word processor, such as Pages or Microsoft Word.
- Open a document and click your cursor in front of whitespace where you can enter a character.
- Press the key combination "Shift-\" to type the "|" symbol.

### What is the straight vertical line symbol?

The vertical line, also called the **vertical slash or upright slash ( | )**, is used in mathematical notation in place of the expression "such that" or "it is true that." This symbol is commonly encountered in statements involving logic and sets.

### What is a vertical line called on a graph?

The vertical line in the given graph is called **Y-axis**. In the Cartesian coordinate system, the vertical reference line is called Y-axis.

### How to type a straight vertical line on a keyboard?

Techwalla may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. You can type a straight vertical line, or "|," on most modern keyboards dating back to some of the 1980s IBM PCs. It's generally found above the backslash, so you can type a "|" by holding down the shift key and hitting the "" key.

### How do you draw a straight line in Microsoft Word?

Go to the Insert menu. Click on Shapes, and select which type of line you want to draw. Press the Shift button on the keyboard while dragging the pointer to form a straight line (horizontal or vertical). The straight line has created!

### How is a straight vertical line used in math?

How It's Used. A straight vertical line can be used in mathematics to represent the absolute value of a number, meaning its distance from zero. For example, the absolute value of -5, written |-5|, is simply 5.

### Is there a way to add vertical lines to text?

Another way to add a vertical line to text is to use the Tab feature, but instead of inserting a tab, you will add a βbarβ or vertical line. Bar tabs are the lesser known Tab formatting option which separate tabbed items with a visible bar like this: