How to Insert Symbols & Special Characters in Word Documents

Need to write résumé, not resume?
Prefer to write 50¢ instead of $.50?
Looking for the copyright © symbol?

Using the Symbol dialog box in Microsoft Word (97, 2000, 2003, and 2007) you can insert any character you need into a document. 

Here are the steps to do it in Word 2007:

  1. Click your mouse at the spot in your document where you want to symbol to appear.
  2. On the ribbon, click the Insert tab.
  3. Click the Symbol icon.
  4. If the symbol you need is on the popup menu, click it to select & insert it.
  5. If you don't see the symbol you want, click More Symbols to find the right one, and click the Insert button, then the Close button.
  6. If the one you want still isn't found, click the Special Characters tab on the Symbol window to find the copyright © symbol & more, then click the Insert button and the Close button.
  7. Save the document and you're all set.

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Special characters:

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