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Typing Symbols

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:

  1. Move the cursor where you want to insert a character that you cannot type from the keyboard.
  2. Click the Insert tab and then click the Symbol icon in the Symbols group. A pull-down menu appears.
  3. Click the symbol you want. Word inserts your chosen symbol in your document.
  4. (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.
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