Insert a symbol

By default, the Symbol dialog box shows emoji at first when it's opened. But you can expand it to see other character sets: Scroll to the top and click the toggle button in the right corner:

The Symbol dialog can be toggled to a larger view that shows several types of characters, not just emojis
The expanded Character dialog shows fun symbols and also technical characters such as math and latin symbols

Word

Do any of the following:

Insert symbol

  1. On the Insert menu, click Advanced Symbol, and then click the Symbols tab.

  2. Click the symbol that you want.

Insert special characters

  1. On the Insert menu, click Advanced Symbol, and then click the Special Characters tab.

  2. Click the character that you want.

Excel

Insert a symbol

  1. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.

  2. Click the symbol that you want.

PowerPoint

Insert a symbol

  1. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.

  2. Click the symbol that you want.

Outlook

Insert a symbol

  1. On the Edit menu, click Emoji & Symbols.

  2. Click the symbol that you want.

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