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Inserting Symbols and Special Characters

You are not limited to the symbols and characters of the keyboard you are using. Microsoft Word is capable of inserting other special symbols such as accented characters and the Euro symbol.

  1. Place the insertion point where you want to insert the symbol
  2. Click Insert > Symbol
  3. The Symbol dialogue box appears. Browse the different symbols by changing the options in the Font: and Subset boxes
  4. A row of recently used symbols is shown along the bottom

    Symbol dialogue box

  5. Select the symbol you want to use and click Insert
  6. The Symbol dialogue box remains open for you to add further symbols. Click Close when finished

If you know the character code for a symbol, you can insert the symbol by entering its character code i.e. 002A and then press Alt + X to produce *.

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