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How to insert degree symbols in Word

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

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, radix, or surd) is often used in various documents. Microsoft Word offers convenient functionality for beautifully styling formulas.

Special types of spaces in Word documents

While typing word documents, you usually separate words and sentences by pressing the Space key (also known as Spacebar), which inserts a regular general-purpose space character. However, some Microsoft Word documents may contain other kinds of spaces. You can discover those white-space symbols during editing the document but not on printing.

How to insert alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and other Greek symbols in Word

There are four quick methods to enter alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and other Greek letters into the Word document: switch to Symbol font and press the corresponding letter on the keyboard; insert an equation and use Latex-like macros; add AutoCorrect rules; assign a shortcut to alpha, beta, gamma, delta, or another symbol for quick typing.

How to insert lambda, sigma, theta, and other Greek symbols in Word

There are four quick methods to enter lambda, sigma, theta, and other Greek letters into the Word document: switch to Symbol font and press the corresponding letter on the keyboard; insert an equation and use Latex-like macros; add AutoCorrect rules; assign a shortcut to lambda, sigma, theta, or another symbol for quick typing.

How to insert micro sign or mu symbol in Word

μ letter is very popular in different domains of science. E.g., μ symbol designates a population mean in statistics, coefficient of friction or magnetic permeability in physics, and micron or micrometer in measurement. There are several ways to quickly insert any Latin or Greek letter into a Word document. This tip proposes some of the most useful techniques for micro sign or mu letter.

How to keep the text with hyphens together in Word document

When you create a document in Microsoft Word, you need to keep some text together such as two or several words together or text with hyphens. For example, you would like to keep on one line phone numbers (867-243-1849) or words with hyphens like co-founder, grand-grandmother, twenty-one, part-time, green-eyed, well-behaved, etc.

How to show/hide nonprintable symbols in a Word document

Microsoft Word has many types of nonprintable symbols such as different types of spaces, tabulations, line or page breaks, etc. The non-printable symbols are also known as Whitespace characters in typography, nonprinting characters in the previous versions of Microsoft products, or formatting marks.

How to keep two or several words together in a Word document

When you create a Word document, often you need to add some words that should be kept together even if Word wants to put them on different lines.

How to quickly insert Script symbols in Word equations

In mathematics often is used a script Latin alphabet. This tip is about quick way how to paste letters in Script in your Microsoft Word document.