How to Type and Insert Symbols in Word 2016

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to type and insert symbols in Word 2016.

The most straightforward way to insert a symbol is to go under the Insert tab and click Symbol. There will be some recently used symbols shown as well as a More Symbols option.

Type and Insert Symbols in Word 2016

Find the symbol you want, then click Insert.

Type and Insert Symbols in Word 2016

There are also shortcuts for each symbol. This particular shortcut is the most confusing.

Type and Insert Symbols in Word 2016

To type the symbol associated with it, first type the first part, “017C”, “256c”, etc. The text will appear on the word document. Then type the key combination Alt+X. This will replace the previous text of “256c” into whatever the symbol associated with it was.

Type and Insert Symbols in Word 2016