Insert symbols and special characters

  1. Choose Insert → Symbol and choose the Symbol tab.

    Symbol dialog box

    • Many typographic symbols, such as non-breaking hyphen and space, will be found on the Special Characters tab, instead.
    • If you have used the symbol recently, you will see it in the Recently used symbols list, where you can select it and skip to step 3.
  2. Select a Font from the drop down list:
    • Symbol: Scientific & mathematical symbols, Greek letters.
    • Wingdings: Fun stuff, icons.
    • (normal text): International characters & accents in the current font. This option is at the top of the drop-down list, so scroll up.
  3. Once you have located your symbol, you can insert it by doing one of the following:
    • Double-click the symbol.
    • Select the symbol and click Insert.
  4. You can continue to insert symbols by repeating steps 2 and 3.
  5. Click Close to close the Symbol dialog box.
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