Microsoft Word supplies hundreds of special characters that do not appear on your keyboard that you can use in your documents. For example, you can insert international symbols such as ć or ñ, symbols such as a trademark symbol (®), em dash (—), copyright symbol (©) and many more.
Each font set contains its own set of symbols or characters. The Windings and Monotype Sorts contain a nice variety of useful characters.
You can insert a recently used symbol by clicking the symbol in the Recently used symbols list in the Symbol dialog box. The Special Characters tab displays a list of common symbols such as the em dash, copyright and trademark symbols.
To Insert a Symbol into your Document
- Set the insertion point where you wish to insert a symbol.
- Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
- Click the Symbol button.
- Click More Symbols to display the Symbol dialog box.
- Select the font set you wish to use from the drop-down Font list.
- If available, select the font subset from the Subset drop-down list.
- To insert a commonly used symbol, click the Special Characters tab.
- Click the symbol you wish to insert.
- Click the Insert button.
- Click the Close button.