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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Entering Text

Most Office users don't think about entering text until they encounter a character that's not part of their daily repertoire: a currency symbol such as ¥, perhaps, or a Greek character such as.

In fact, Office XP contains full support for the Unicode standard, a universally recognized character set containing tens of thousands of letters, ideographs, and other symbols, which spans the majority of all written languages. If the operating system you are using supports the characters used in a specific language, those characters are available in Office.

Inserting Symbols and Special Characters

Office supports three relatively easy methods to place a single symbol or other special character in an Office document:

  • The Symbols tab in the ...

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