November 30, 2017

Add Symbols Using the AutoCorrect Feature


Using symbols not found on the standard keyboard can be a nuisance. Searching through the Symbol gallery every time you need one is tedious and slows you down. Thankfully, you can avoid this problem by adding symbols to your AutoCorrect list. Here’s how.

If you’re writing a technical or scientific presentation, chances are you’re using symbols that are not found on your keyboard. AutoCorrect allows you to convert a series of keystrokes into symbols. Follow these steps to create your own AutoCorrect character and save valuable time when writing your next presentation.

How to Add Your Own AutoCorrect Characters:

  1. Copy the symbol you want to the clipboard (Ctrl + C). You can choose from a huge selection in the Symbol gallery under Insert > Symbol, or copy one from another source.
  2. Go to File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options.
  3. On the AutoCorrect tab, enter a keystroke in the Replace box and paste your symbol in the With box.
  4. Click Add and then OK to save your settings.

Make sure your new keystroke is easy to remember so you can take full advantage of this convenient feature.


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