Insert symbols and special characters

Not all characters are on the keyboard. Foreign language expressions, symbols and special characters can be inserted quickly.

We click on the Insert tab in the Symbols group on the Symbol button.

A menu opens with preset symbols or with the symbols that were used last. If our desired symbol is here, we can insert it into the document with a left click.

In our example, we click on the More Symbols… button.

The symbol dialogue box appears. Here you will find a large selection of symbols. Under Subset (green arrow) you can select specific character sets.

After we have chosen a symbol, we click on Insert. The symbol is now in the document and the dialogue box still remains open to insert further symbols.

Note: To insert special characters, we click on the Special Characters tab at the top.

We click Close to return to our document.

And this is what our symbols look like: