Superimposing characters

Word 365
You can use superimposing characters for easy and fast entering text without using Equation.

For example, if you often use symbols like X~, X-, Xo, X' or X'', you can enter them using several ways. Some of these ways:

   1.   Enter the symbol "X".

   2.   On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click in the Symbol list box and then select More Symbols...:

More Symbols in Word 2016

   3.   In the Symbol dialog box:

  • Select the Combining Diacritical Marks in the Subset list.
  • Choose the symbol that you want to add to "X".
  • Click Insert.
Symbol in Word 2016

Most accented characters, such as those mentioned above, will be found in the Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, and Latin Extended Additional character subsets:

Symbols in Word 2016

See also this tip in French: Superposition de caractères.

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