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Fri
16
Jun
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Adding Special Symbols to the Number Format: MS Excel

You can add special symbols to the number format in Excel, such as symbols that are not included in the currency or accounting formats. The "CHAR" formula displays the symbol; to add a symbol to the new format you create, copy the symbol to the Type ... box. For example, to create a format with the Euro symbol: Enter the formula =CHAR(128) in the cell. Press F2 and F9 to delete the formula and leave the value in the cell. In the Formula bar, select the € symbol, and press Ctrl+C (copy). Select another cell. Press Ctrl+1. Select the Number tab, and choose Custom. In the Type box, press ...<a href="/news/1242/adding-special-symbols-number-format-ms-excel" class="more-link">view more

Fri
09
Jun
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Insert Symbols: MS Word

In your documents, sometimes you have to include symbols other than the standard letters, numbers and characters that appear on the keyboard. MS Word has many interesting symbols for you to use: everyday items such as the degree symbol (98.6°),  ...Greek letters (ΦΒΚ or ψ), letters needed in foreign words (such as résumé or Senõr), and even cute little pictures (such as  and §). You must use these symbols when they're needed in the text, but the pictures, sometimes called "dingbats," can be used for decoration. To begin, click to the insertion point where you ...view more)

Tue
04
Apr
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Find and Replace Special Character Symbols: MS Word

You're almost at the end of drafting your document when you realize that you used the registration symbol (®) throughout, instead of the copyright symbol (©). You would think you could simply go to Edit | Find and replace all instances of the ® sy ...mbol with the © symbol; unfortunately, it's not that easy. The problem is that when the Find And Replace dialog box is open, Word's menus and toolbars are unavailable, making it difficult to find and replace symbols in your document. And, you cannot use Insert | Symbol to enter the actual symbols in the Find What: text box. If a symbol has a shortcut ...ref="/news/1078/find-and-replace-special-character-symbols-ms-word" class="more-link">view more)

Fri
24
Mar
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Add Bullet Symbols to your Toolbar: MS PowerPoint

If you create PowerPoint presentations on a regular basis, you undoubtedly write in point-form. To 'spruce up' the presentation, PowerPoint allows you to insert graphics and symbols for each point. One great way to save time inserting these symbols ... is to simply add an icon to the toolbar. To do so: Launch PowerPoint Click Tools menu | Customize | Commands; scroll down the list on the left and click on Insert. Scroll down the list on the right until you see an Omega symbol (such as an upside down horseshoe). Click and drag this symbol onto any toolbar you like. Click Close. Then next time you ... (view more)

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