If you can't find your symbol or character using the Symbol
dialog, try the Character Map, which comes with Windows. To use it, hit StartàRun
and type "charmap" (without the quotes) and hit Enter.
Both the above methods may show keystrokes to use, such as the
one above displays:
To use this keystroke, hold your Alt key while typing the
numbers on the number keypad. It won't work using the regular keypad. Once you
type the last number, your symbol or character should appear.
For even more symbols, usually of a scientific or mathematic
nature, or for creating Arithmetic problems, use the Equation Editor. Don't
expect to jump right in and become an expert. It takes a bit of time. My
experience has been, too, that every time I try to edit the fonts, I mess it
up even more. Try to live with them the way they are.
To access the Equation Editor, hit InsertàObject,
choose Microsoft Equation 3.0. This brings up the toolbar. You can create an
equation, which looks a lot like a graphic in your document. To edit the
equation later, just double-click it. To create another, you can copy the
first one, and paste it, then double-click it to change it.
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