How do I insert a special character?

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How do I insert a special character?

The simplest method for inserting special characters is to select them from the special character dialog.

To insert a special character:

  1. On the Insert menu select Special Character. In the dialog that appears, all the available characters in the current fonts will be displayed.
  2. Select a character by clicking on it. If you do not see the desired character, it may not be available in the current font. If it is not there, try changing fonts.
  3. After selecting one or more characters, click OK to insert the characters at the location of the text cursor.

On certain platforms, does not have certain characters available in any font, including emdash and curly double quote characters.

To insert characters used in mathematical formulas:

  1. On the Insert menu select Object>Formula.
  2. In the Command window, hold down the right mouse button to access the context menu. The available formula operators can be found in this menu.
  3. Click outside the formula box (anywhere else in the document) to close it.

Formulas, graphical objects and characters inserted using this method may not convert well to other applications. also supports entry of certain characters (accented characters, ligatures, monetary symbols, etc.) via compose (keyboard) sequences.

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