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How can I enter special characters in Word?

  1. From the Insert tab click on the drop-down arrow beneath the Symbol icon in the Symbol group.
  2. Click the Symbol button and popular/recently used symbols will be displayed. Select the appropriate character by clicking on it.
  3. If the desired symbol does not appear, click More Symbols... and the Symbol box will be displayed
  4. Change the Font to provide a different range of characters e.g. choose Symbol, for Greek characters. Once the intended symbol has been found, select and and press the Insert button.
  5. Continue until all characters are inserted.

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Created by Chris Limb on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Adrian Chorlton on 1 August 2016