Angle brackets ⟨ ⟩, also known as pointy brackets, triangular brackets, diamond brackets, tuples, chevrons, guillemets, broken brackets, brokets, (often substituted informally by less-than < and greater-than signs >) are used in different areas, for example:
The plus-minus symbol ± (also known as plus or minus sign) is placed in front of an expression and means that the following value can be either positive or negative, more or less. This symbol often indicates:
The multiplication sign × (also known as the times sign or the dimension sign) is the mathematical sign for the multiplication operation. There are several popular representations for the multiplication operation: a cross (×), a dot (⋅), or an asterisk (∗).
A currency symbol or currency sign is a short designation for the name of a currency. It can be a letter, letter combination, hieroglyph, syllable, special sign or symbol, other varieties of graphemes, graphic abbreviations, abbreviations (including in the form of a letter code), conventional letter designations, as well as their combinations. Even a whole word can be used as a currency sign.
The check mark symbol ✓ (also known as a checkmark or tick mark) has different meanings in different cultures: as a sign of agreement, confirmation, to indicate the concepts "yes" or "correct"; and as a sign of refusal, reject, to represent the notions of "no" or "wrong".
The degree symbol or degree sign ° represents degrees of arc in geographic coordinate systems, hours in the medical field, degrees of temperature, alcohol proof, logarithmic film speed grades in photography, or diminished quality in musical harmony. The symbol consists of a small, raised circle, historically a zero glyph.
The square root symbol √ (also known as a radical sign, radical symbol, root symbol, radix, or surd) is often used in various documents. Microsoft Word offers convenient functionality for beautifully styling formulas.
Although the Find and Replace dialog box does not directly support replacing text with pictures or objects, you can efficiently perform this action using the Clipboard and the ^c wildcard.
If you open a document Word created in an older version of Microsoft Word, you may see Compatibility Mode near the filename of the document in the title bar:
It may be necessary to add to the headers and footers auxiliary fields, such as the document title, the author or responsible person name, the date of the last modification, etc. to fulfill some documentation design requirements. Word offers an easy and fast way to add document information by a few clicks.