# Shortcut keys for inserting symbols and templates into the equation

**\+**(how to insert Greek symbols, see Shortcut keys for inserting Greek symbols into the equation):

*name of the symbol*
**Some of the commonly used symbols:**

**\infty** - Infinity

**\leq** - Less than or equal

**\geq** - Greater than or equal

**\partial** - Partial differential

**\sum** - Summa

**\prod** - Product Sign

**\subset** - Contained in

**\in** - Element of

**\cup** - Union (if you want to see big symbol, enter **\bigcup**)

**\neq** - Not equal to

**\approx** - Almost equal to (asymptotic to)

**\equiv** - Identical to (equivalent)

**\int** - Integral

**\oint** - Contour integral

How to use all these symbols outside the equation, select the option **Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions** in the **Word Options**. How to do it, see Choosing Math AutoCorrect Options.

See also this tip in French: Raccourcis clavier pour entrer des symboles et des modèles dans équations.