While creating a document you may need some symbols or some special character. These symbols or special character may not be present on your keyboard. The symbols or the special characters are specific to the type of font you are using like, the font Webdings include decorative symbols. You can remeber the character code of the symbol and when you need type the character code for the symbol and press Alt+x to convert it into symbol. It is shortcut to insert the symbol. You can also increase or decrease the size of the symbol. So let us learn How to Insert Symbols in MS Word 2016?
Steps to Insert Symbols in MS Word 2016:
Step 1: Open an MS Word document on your screen. Click the cursor at a location in the document where you want to insert the symbol. Then click on the Insert tab present at the top of your Word window.
Step 2: Under Insert Tab, you have Symbols drop down button present at the right-hand side of the window. Click the drop down arrow of the Symbols button. It will open up Symbols group where again you will find Symbol drop down button. Click on the Symbol drop down button.
Step 3: Symbol drop down button will show you the recently used symbols. If the symbol of your interest is present there, then select it from there. Else we have More Symbols option present below the recently used symbols. Click on the More Symbols.
Step 4: A Symbol dialog box is opened which has Symbols and a Special Characters tab. To insert a symbol click on the Symbol tab. Under Symbol tab, you have a Font drop down box. Select the font of your choice and then select a symbol from that font. At the bottom of the window, you can see the Character code; it shows the character code in digits and the from drop down box shows that from where the Symbol belongs. You can remember the character code and directly type the character code on the document and then press “Alt+x” to get the character code converted to the symbol.
Then click Insert and Close to close the Symbol window.
Step 5: You can see the symbol is inserted in the document but by default, it appears very small you can change the size of the symbol by increasing the font.
Step 6: To insert the Special Character, go the Special Character tab of Symbol Dialog box. Choose the symbol of your interest and click on the Insert and then Close. You can also increase the size of the special character in the same way you increased the size of the symbol.
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