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Entering Symbols and Special Characters

Some characters—especially symbols, such as copyright (©)—can be extremely difficult to type. Using the Symbol drop-down gallery or the Symbol dialog box, you can easily insert a symbol or other character from any font that’s installed on your computer.

To insert a symbol or other character

  1. Set the text insertion mark at the spot in your text where you want to insert the symbol or character.
  2. Open the Symbol gallery by clicking Insert : Symbols : Symbol.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • Choose the character red-a.jpg. The character is inserted into the text.
      Figure 4.46

      red-a.jpg Common symbols can be selected from this gallery.

    • Choose More Symbols to open the Symbol dialog box red-b.jpg. To insert a character, double-click it or select it and click Insert. Click the Cancel button or the close box (X) to dismiss the dialog box.
    Figure 4.47

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    red-b.jpg To insert a symbol that isn’t in the Symbol gallery or one from a different font, open the Symbol dialog box.

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