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Part 3. Editing Worksheets > Inserting Symbols

Inserting Symbols

After you click the cell in which you want to add a symbol, open the Insert menu and choose Symbol to open the Symbol dialog box.

Double-click the symbol you want to insert into the cell—for example, the Copyright sign (©).

Click the Close button to close the Symbol dialog box.

The symbol is placed in the selected cell.

INTRODUCTION

The Symbol command enables you to insert special characters, international characters, and symbols such as the registered trademark (®) and trademark (™) symbols. You can easily add these and other special characters to your Excel worksheets. You delete symbols and special characters just as you delete any other text—by using the Backspace or Delete key.


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Finding symbols

You can locate different types of symbols by clicking the Font drop-down arrow and selecting from the various fonts. Each font provides you with different symbols to choose from.


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Adding foreign letters

Many foreign spellings (for example, Latin) include acute accent (´), grave accent (`), tilde (~), or other marks. To display those marks in the Symbol dialog box, open the Font drop-down list in the Symbol dialog box and select (normal text).


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