How to insert special characters and symbols in word document

Word 2010 lets you sprinkle characters beyond the keyboard’s 26 letters of the alphabet, numbers, a smattering of symbols, and punctuation things. For example, Word provides foreign language letters and symbols — all sorts of fun stuff. You can insert a special character or symbol in your document. You can use the Symbol dialog box to insert symbols, such as ¼ and ©, or special characters, such as em dash (—) or ellipsis (…) that are not on your keyboard, as well as Unicode characters.

The types of symbols and characters that you can insert depend on the font that you choose. For example, some fonts may include fractions (¼), international characters (Ç, ë), and international monetary symbols (£, ¥). The built-in Symbol font includes arrows, bullets, and scientific symbols. You might also have additional symbol fonts, such as Wingdings, that include decorative symbols.

What do you want to do?

A.     Click where you want to insert a symbol.

B.     On the insert tab, in the symbol group. Go to Symbol in the ribbon.

C.     Do one of the following:

1. Select the symbol in the drop down list which you want.

           2. If the symbol that you want, not present in the list then select the option of more symbols.

      D. After selecting desire symbol, click on Insert button.

      E. Click on close (X) button.

Insert a Symbol

Insert special character:

A.     Tap the mouse pointer on where you want to add special character.

B.     On the insert tab, in the symbol group, Go to symbol > more symbols.

C.     A dialogue box will b open name as Symbol.

D.     Select the special character tab.

E.     Choose the desired character then tap the insert button.

F.      Click close button.

Insert special character