Spell checking is a convenient feature of Microsoft Word for short utility texts becomes an annoying nuisance that interferes with the creative writing process for long sophisticated texts. Professional writers disable spelling and grammar checks in moments of creativity and re-enable checks later at the editing and polishing stage.
Microsoft Word provides convenient mouse and keyboard methods to select common text elements: words, sentences, lines, or paragraphs.
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.
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.
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 ().
A per mille sign ‰ (also mentioned as per mil, per mill, permil, permill, or permille) represents thousandths, 1/10 percent, or the number of thousandths of something in total.
An angle ∠ is a geometric figure formed by two rays - sides of the angle, emanating from the point called the vertex of the angle or angular point.
The inverted question mark ¿, and inverted exclamation mark ¡, are punctuation marks that start, respectively, interrogative and exclamation sentences (or clauses) in writing in some languages, such as Spanish (called as signos de interrogacion and signos de exclamacion).
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: