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Insert symbols and characters

When working on a presentation, you may need to insert a symbol which is not available on your keyboard. To insert such symbols into your presentation, use the Insert symbol icon Insert symbol option and follow these simple steps:

  • place the cursor where a special symbol should be inserted,
  • switch to the Insert tab of the top toolbar,
  • click the Insert symbol icon Symbol,

    Insert symbol sidebar

  • The Symbol dialog box will appear, and you will be able to select the required symbol,
  • use the Range section to quickly find the necessary symbol. All symbols are divided into specific groups, for example, select 'Currency Symbols' if you want to insert a currency character.

    If this character is not in the set, select a different font. Many of them also have characters that differ from the standard set.

    Or, enter the Unicode hex value of the required symbol into the Unicode hex value field. This code can be found in the Character map.

    You can also use the Special characters tab to choose a special character from the list.

    Insert symbol sidebar

    The previously used symbols are also displayed in the Recently used symbols field,

  • click Insert. The selected character will be added to the presentation.

Insert ASCII symbols

ASCII table is also used to add characters.

To do this, hold down the ALT key and use the numeric keypad to enter the character code.

Note: be sure to use the numeric keypad, not the numbers on the main keyboard. To enable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.

For example, to add a paragraph character (§), press and hold down ALT while typing 789, and then release the ALT key.

Insert symbols using Unicode table

Additional characters and symbols might also be found via Windows symbol table. To open this table, do one of the following:

  • in the Search field, write 'Character table' and open it,
  • simultaneously press Win + R, and then in the following window type charmap.exe and click OK.

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In the opened Character Map, select one of the Character sets, Groups, and Fonts. Next, click on the necessary characters, copy them to the clipboard, and paste in the right place of the presentation.

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