## Settings in Word 2016

### Dashes in a Word document

There are two types of dashes in Word documents: the

**en dash**(**–**) and the**em dash**(**—**). The**em dash**(**—**) is typically about as wide as a capital**M**. The**en dash**(**–**) is about as wide as a capital**N**. There are different rules and standards for how and when dashes may or may not have spaces around them.### How to paste text without formatting

When you work with a large amount of information, translations, or research sources, you often use copy-paste to paste some text blocks in different places with different formatting.

### How to create vectors in Word

A

**vector**is a mathematical object characterized by magnitude and direction. To define a vector, use a bar above (), an arrow above (), bold or gothic font ().### How to insert angle symbol in Word

An

**angle ∠**is a geometric figure formed by two rays - sides of the angle, emanating from the point called the**or***vertex of the angle***.***angular point*### How to insert Angle brackets or chevrons in Word

**Angle brackets ⟨ ⟩**, also known as

**,**

*pointy brackets***,**

*triangular brackets***,**

*diamond brackets***,**

*tuples***,**

*chevrons***,**

*guillemets***,**

*broken brackets***, (often substituted informally by**

*brokets**less-than*< and

*greater-than*signs >) are used in different areas, for example:

### How to insert plus-minus and minus-plus symbols in Word

The

**plus-minus**symbol**±**(also known as**) 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:***plus or minus sign*### How to insert multiplication symbol and division sign in Word

The

**multiplication sign****×**(also known as the**or the***times sign***) is the mathematical sign for the multiplication operation. There are several popular representations for the multiplication operation: a***dimension sign**cross*(**×**), a*dot*(**⋅**), or an*asterisk*(**∗**).### How to insert check mark and x mark in Word

The

**check mark**symbol**✓**(also known as a**or***checkmark***) 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".***tick mark*### How to insert degree symbols in Word

The

**degree**symbol or**degree sign °**represents**in geographic coordinate systems,***degrees of arc***in the medical field,***hours***,***degrees of temperature***,***alcohol proof***in photography, or***logarithmic film speed grades***in musical harmony. The symbol consists of a small, raised circle, historically a zero glyph.***diminished quality*### How to insert square root symbol or radical sign in Word

The

**square root**symbol**√**(also known as a**,***radical sign***,***radical symbol***,***root symbol***, or***radix***) is often used in various documents. Microsoft Word offers convenient functionality for beautifully styling formulas.***surd*