## About this lesson

A necessary and interesting toolset if using creative accents, symbols, or displaying mathematical formulas.

## Lesson versions

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**2013**, 2016.

## Exercise files

Download the ‘before’ and ‘after’ Word documents from the video tutorial and try the lesson yourself.

Symbols.docx200.5 KB Symbols - Solution.docx

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## Quick reference

### Symbols

A necessary and interesting toolset if using creative accents, symbols, or displaying mathematical formulas.

### When to use

Symbols are characters that are not standard alphabet, but would be placed within the text of a document. Use a symbol to put formal marks of ownership on a title, or a currency symbol beside a number.

### Instructions

To begin, place the insertion point in your text where you want the symbol to appear.

- Click Insert and click
**Symbol** - Choose from the gallery or click
- Observe the two tabs at the top of the dialogue box:
- Scroll through the symbols to find the one you like, or click the “Special Characters” tab and find one that is more common:

- Notice the shortcut key list and make a note if you find one you will use often. It is more efficient to use a shortcut key than to search for a symbol in the extensive gallery.

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