Monday, March 16, 2009

Inserting Special Characters in MS Word

What are Special characters? They are certain symbols that are not on the Windows keyboard. Like for instance the currency sign for a different country or the copyright or trademark symbols.

To get these and other symbols:
• Go to Insert menu
• Select and click symbol

When the symbol dialog box appears, select the symbol you would like from the display.

• Double click the special character
• Click the Insert button at the bottom of the box

If you do not see the symbol you would like to insert

Click the Special Characters

  • Choose and click the special character you want
  • Then click the Insert button at the bottom of the box.
  • Click Close to return to the document.
The special character that you chose will be inserted in the document at the cursor’s location.

To access some other sets:

Click on the drop-down box beside the Font label.

Scroll down and after several font sets you come to Wingdings.
Find the symbol you would like to insert into your document

That's it!You have whatever character symbols you wish to insert!:)

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