Microsoft Word 2013 Tutorial

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Section 13: Symbols

When creating a document, sometimes you will need a particular symbol or character that is not easily entered on the keyboard. This is where the Word 2013 symbol feature is very useful. In this section of the tutorial we will cover how to insert special characters into your document.


Inserting Symbols


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Figure 13-1

Step 1. Click on the INSERT tab on the left side of the ribbon menu, and select Symbol, which will be on the right of the ribbon menu. A drop-down menu will appear, giving you a selection of recently used symbols. If none of these are what you are looking for, click More Symbols.


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Figure 13-2

Step 2. The Symbol window will appear, giving you many options for different symbols. Select the one you would like to insert, and click on the Insert button.

If you need a very specific character, and don't know where to find it, consult this website.

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