Most keyboards display a limited number of characters you can type, but what if you want to create unusual symbols such as £ 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:
- Move the cursor where you want to insert a character that you cannot type from the keyboard.
- Click the Insert tab and then click the Symbol icon in the Symbols group. A pull-down menu appears.
- Click the symbol you want. Word inserts your chosen symbol in your document.
- (Optional) If you do not see the symbol you want to add:
Click More Symbols. Word displays a Symbol dialog box and then click a symbol you want to use and then click Close.