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Typing Symbols Microsoft Office 2007

    Most keyboards display a limited number of characters you can type, but what if you want to create unusual symbols such as n or ©? To create these symbols, Word can display a list of common symbols and let you click the one you want to insert in your document.

    To insert an unusual symbol in a document, follow these steps:

    1. Move the cursor where you want to insert a character that you can't type from the keyboard.

    2. Click the Insert tab.

    3. Click the Symbol icon in the Symbols group.

    A pull-down menu appears, as shown in Figure 4-10.

    Typing Symbols
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    Figure 4-10:

    The Symbol menu lists common symbols.

    4. Click the symbol you want.

    Word inserts your chosen symbol in your document.

    5. (Optional) If you don't see the symbol you want to add

    A. Click More Symbols.

    Word displays a Symbol dialog box, as shown in Figure 4-11.

    B. Click a symbol you want to use and then click Close.

    Word can also insert mathematical equations into a document if you click Equations instead of Symbol in Step 3.

    Typing Symbols
Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 4-11:

    The Symbol dialog box displays every pos­sible symbol Word can insert in a document.


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