In this tutorial, I will guide to you how to insert symbols in Word? You can insert some special characters as degree symbol , math symbols, alpha symbol,…
Sometimes when viewing documents, you may come across some special characters. They can be icons or symbols with different shapes and can all be used in casual documents or some formal documents. However, some of you maybe not know how to insert these special characters into your text especially newbies. So today, I bring you an article on how to insert special characters into text in Word.
Here I am using Word 2016 version. However the operations with other versions can be applied in the same way.
I. How to insert symbols in Word?
1: Place the cursor at the place where you want to insert special character, then go to Insert.
2: At Insert, look for Symbol, click on it and you will see a box contains symbols to choose. Otherwise, select More Symbols to choose more.
3: Select More Symbols…The Symbol box will appear.
The Font box is to choose the group of special characters to insert. After choosing the Font, select the character you want in the table below then click Insert.
4: Click Close to complete inserting.
And when you select symbol again, the most recently inserted character will appear at the top of the box.
II. Common groups of special characters in word.
Here you need to know the special character group to minimize the searching time. The groups of characters in the Font section often used are:
1. Wingdings: The group with characters like books, phones, hands… is the most commonly used and popular group of characters.
2. Wingdings 2: Similar to Wingdings font, but with more special characters such as stars, moons, etc.
3. Wingdings 3: A set of arrow symbols.
Furthermore, there are also some interesting font such as MS Gothic font, Webdings font, Segoe MDL2 Assets font and Segoe UI Emoji…with various symbols from many different themes.
Also if you want to use keyboard shortcuts to insert special characters, click on Special Characters tab in the Symbol box. Now you just need to enter the shortcut key combination to insert special characters:
And that’s all I want to share with you today about special characters. This is a very interesting feature, isn’t it? Hope you will find it useful and remember how to use it when needed. I guess these funny symbols can help you relax after typing all the long-long documents right?
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