Superimposing characters

You can use superimposing characters for easy and fast entering text without using Equation.
For example, if you often use symbols like X~, X-, Xo, X' or X'', you can enter them using several ways. Some of these ways:

    1.    Enter the symbol "X".

    2.    On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click in the Symbol listbox and then select More Symbols...:

Insert Symbols in Word 2010

    3.    In the Symbol dialog box:

  • Select the Combining Diacritical Marks in the Subset list.
  • Choose the symbol that you want to add to "X".
  • Click Insert.
Symbol in Word 2010

Most accented characters, such as those mentioned above, will be found in the Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, and Latin Extended Additional character subsets:

Symbols in Word 2010