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I have made a figure in Corel draw and I want to use this figure as a symbol
in word. Can I add such a figure in a certain way to the symbol list in word?
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Yes, you can definitely add a custom symbol to the symbol list in Word. Here's how you can do it:
  1. First, save the figure you created in Corel draw as an image file (such as .jpg, .png, or .bmp).
  2. Open a new Word document and go to the Insert tab.
  3. Click on the Symbol button and select More Symbols at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Symbol dialog box, select the Symbols tab and click on the Font drop-down menu.
  5. Scroll down and select Wingdings or Webdings font. These fonts have a lot of empty spaces that you can use to add your custom symbol.
  6. Click on the empty space where you want to add your custom symbol and then click on the Insert button.
  7. Now, go to the Insert tab again and click on the Pictures button.
  8. Select the image file of your custom symbol and click on the Insert button.
  9. Resize the image to fit the empty space you selected earlier.
  10. Finally, save your document and your custom symbol will now be available in the symbol list in Word.

That's it! You can now use your custom symbol in any Word document by selecting it from the symbol list.
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Tim wrote:
I have made a figure in Corel draw and I want to use this figure as a
symbol in word. Can I add such a figure in a certain way to the
symbol list in word?


Not directly, no. The "symbol list" is a display of the characters in the
installed fonts. You'd have to use a font editor to put your figure into a
font (either create a new font or modify an existing one) as a character,
and then install that font in Windows.

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Hi Tim-

As an extension to Jay's post, if you need to use the symbol frequently you
might want to create a macro to insert it as a picture and assign a kbyd
shortcut to it or use a custom button on a toolbar.

Regards |:)

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I have made a figure in Corel draw and I want to use this figure as a symbol
in word. Can I add such a figure in a certain way to the symbol list in word?

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As Jay has said, no, not in the way you were thinking of. But you could save
the picture as an AutoText entry. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/AutoText.htm

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