# Shortcut keys for inserting symbols and templates into the equation

**Ctrl+K**followed by key pressing (how to insert Greek symbols, see Shortcut keys for inserting Greek symbols into the equation):

To insert some symbols, you can press **Ctrl+K**, in the status bar of the **Equation Editor** dialog box you can see ** Symbol** and than type next key:

**I** - Infinity

**A** - Arrow

**D** - Derivative (partial)

**<** - Less than or equal to

**>** - Greater than or equal to

**T** - Times

**E** - Element of

**Shift+E** - Not an element of

**C** - Contained in

**Shift+C** - Not contained in

**Inserting templates in an equation using keys**

Templates can be inserted using a **Ctrl+ character** combination or a

**Ctrl+T**,

*character*sequence.

** Note:** Some key combinations are not available with Windows NT.

**Ctrl+9** or **Ctrl+0** - Parentheses

**Ctrl+[ or Ctrl+]** - Brackets

**Ctrl+{ or Ctrl+}** - Braces

**Ctrl+F** - Fraction

**Ctrl+/** - Slash fraction

**Ctrl+H** - Superscript (high)

**Ctrl+L** - Subscript (low)

**Ctrl+J** - Joint sub/superscript

**Ctrl+I** - Integral

**Ctrl+T** - Absolute value

**Ctrl+R** - Root

**Ctrl+T, N** - *n*th root

**Ctrl+T, S** - Summation

**Ctrl+T, P** - Product

**Ctrl+T, M** - Matrix template 3X3

**Ctrl+T, U** - Underscript (limit)

All of these symbols are characters from the **Symbol** font, so they can also be inserted by using their **Alt** key character codes.

**Applying embellishments in an equation using keys**

You can attach an embellishment to the selected character to the left of the insertion point with keyboard shortcuts.

**Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen** - Overbar

**Ctrl+Shift+~** - Tilde

**Ctrl+Alt+Hyphen** - Arrow (vector)

**Ctrl+Alt+'** - Single prime

**Ctrl+Shift+"** - Double prime

**Ctrl+Alt+Period** - Single dot