## Symbols in Word 365

### How to quickly insert Fraktur symbols in Word equations

Individual

**Fraktur**letters are sometimes used in mathematics. This tip is about quick way how to paste letters in Fraktur in your document Microsoft Word.### How to quickly insert Double strike or Blackboard bold symbols in Word equations

**Double strike**or

**Blackboard bold**is a typeface style that is often used for certain symbols in mathematical texts, in which certain lines of the symbol (usually vertical or near-vertical lines) are doubled. The symbols usually denote number sets (see some of usual symbols below).

### Shortcut keys for inserting Greek symbols into the equation

In Word for Microsoft 365 equation many symbols can be inserted using a

**\+**:*name of the symbol*### Shortcut keys for inserting symbols and templates into the equation

In Word for Microsoft 365 equations many mathematical symbols can be inserted using the

**\+**(how to insert Greek symbols, see Shortcut keys for inserting Greek symbols into the equation):*name of the symbol*### Superimposing characters

You can use superimposing characters for easy and fast entering text without using

**Equation**.### Using nonbreaking and optional hyphens

Use the

**,***nonbreaking hyphen***, or***non-breaking hyphen***to avoid breaking phrases or terms at the end of the line. With nonbreaking hyphens, the entire expression or term wraps to the next line instead of breaking. An***no-break hyphen***has the opposite effect. It allows breaking words at the specified positions.***optional hyphen*### Quick typing of mathematical and other symbols

Mathematical and other texts require a large number of special symbols that are not present on the keyboard.
To simplify this task, you can assign a shortcut for frequently used symbol.

### How to switch to Symbol font for fast typing of Greek alphabet

Typing mathematical symbols like Greek alphabet takes a lot of time. To resolve this issue you can switch to

**Symbol**font and use the corresponding Latin letters to enter Greek letters.### How to use AutoCorrect substitutions for fast typing of Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols

Typing mathematical symbols like Greek alphabet or symbols "≤", "≥", "≠", "∞" etc. takes a
lot of time. To speed up typing, you can create aliases and expand them through

**AutoCorrect**feature or create shortcuts for frequently used symbols.