How to use AutoCorrect substitutions for fast typing of Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols

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Typing mathematical symbols like Greek alphabet or symbols "≤", "≥", "≠", "∞" etc. takes a lot of time. To resolve this issue you can assign and expand them through AutoCorrect feature.

To assign a sequence of characters to the mathematical symbols, follow next steps:

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

Insert Symbols in Word 2013

   2.   In the Symbol dialog box, select the symbols (E.g. "≠"):

Select symbol in Word 2013

   3.   Click the AutoCorrect... button.

   4.   Type a sequence of characters in the Replace text as you type group (E.g. sequence of characters is "<>" for "≠"):

AutoCorrect in Word 2013

The sequence of characters must be unique.

   5.   Click Add.

To rename or delete an AutoCorrect entry, follow these steps:

   1.   Open the AutoCorrect dialog box.

   2.   Do one of the following:

  • To change the text of an AutoCorrect entry, select the AutoCorrect entry name in the list, change the text and then click the Replace button (for more details see How to use abbreviations for fast and error-free typing of organization and person names).
  • To change the name of an AutoCorrect entry, select the AutoCorrect entry name in the list and then click Delete. Type a new name in the Replace box, and click Add.
  • To delete an AutoCorrect entry, select the entry you want to remove and click Delete.

   3.   Choose OK.

If you don't really need this AutoCorrect in order to convert the text back to your original typing, just press Ctrl+Z to undo the change.

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