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Default How come my "Insert" menu doesn't have "Symbol"?

I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where "Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my version or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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Default How come my "Insert" menu doesn't have "Symbol"?

All the way on the right in the insert tab, you might have a big button
that says Symbols from which you can pick Symbol. Or you might just have
a big button Symbol there. It is right to Equations

"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where "Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my version or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?


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Default How come my "Insert" menu doesn't have "Symbol"?

You might have accidentally removed it. Right-click any toolbar. Select
Customize. Right-click the Insert menu. Select Reset.



"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I
have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where
"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I
cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my version
or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?



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Default How come my "Insert" menu doesn't have "Symbol"?

See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/LostSymbol.htm for an explanation.

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"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I

have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where

"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I

cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my version

or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?


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Default How come my "Insert" menu doesn't have "Symbol"?

That will be the answer for Word 2007, but the OP has not indicated that
he/she has that version.

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"Patrick Schmid" wrote in message
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All the way on the right in the insert tab, you might have a big button
that says Symbols from which you can pick Symbol. Or you might just have
a big button Symbol there. It is right to Equations

"Navylovely" wrote in message
:

I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I

have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where

"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I

cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my

version or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?





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Awesome! Thanks, that's exactly what happened. My laptop doesn't have the Num
- so I guess I can't use the shortcut for the emdash!

Thanks much!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/LostSymbol.htm for an explanation.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I

have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where

"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I

cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my version

or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?



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Opps. Thanks for pointing out my mistake!
I totally didn't see the word "menu".

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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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That will be the answer for Word 2007, but the OP has not indicated that
he/she has that version.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Patrick Schmid" wrote in message
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All the way on the right in the insert tab, you might have a big button
that says Symbols from which you can pick Symbol. Or you might just have
a big button Symbol there. It is right to Equations

"Navylovely" wrote in message
:

I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know I

have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where

"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I

cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my

version or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?



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I'm not very familiar with how laptops work. I know there is usually a
function key you can use to convert some of the letter keys to function as a
numeric keypad when you need to input a lot of numbers, but that's not very
practical for just an occcasional keypad key, and you'd need to use that
even to use the Alt+0151 shortcut. If you can remember the Unicode number
(and have Word 2000 or above), you can type 2014 and then press Alt+X, but
if you use an em dash as often as I do, you'd probably prefer to have a
usable keyboard shortcut (see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...roToHotkey.htm). I use
Ctrl+M, but I would advise Ctrl+Shift+M (which was my first choice years ago
when I first assigned it, but at the time that shortcut was assigned to a
higher-level command in another application). I have Ctrl+Shift+N for an en
dash and Ctrl+Alt+M and Ctrl+Alt+N for em and en spaces.

You do realize, too, don't you, that, if you have the appropriate AutoFormat
As You Type option enabled, Word will convert two hyphens to an em dash
automatically? For more on all this, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"Navylovely" wrote in message
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Awesome! Thanks, that's exactly what happened. My laptop doesn't have the

Num
- so I guess I can't use the shortcut for the emdash!

Thanks much!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/LostSymbol.htm for an

explanation.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know

I
have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where

"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I

cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my

version
or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?




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Looking at it now, I see you're right. There is a function key that changes
some of the keys on the regular keyboard into the keypad. So in order to do
an emdash I have to hit Ctrl+Fn+Alt+P (the - sign).
And I did know that Word will automatically convert two hyphens betweeen
words (no space) to an emdash.
Thanks for all your help!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I'm not very familiar with how laptops work. I know there is usually a
function key you can use to convert some of the letter keys to function as a
numeric keypad when you need to input a lot of numbers, but that's not very
practical for just an occcasional keypad key, and you'd need to use that
even to use the Alt+0151 shortcut. If you can remember the Unicode number
(and have Word 2000 or above), you can type 2014 and then press Alt+X, but
if you use an em dash as often as I do, you'd probably prefer to have a
usable keyboard shortcut (see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...roToHotkey.htm). I use
Ctrl+M, but I would advise Ctrl+Shift+M (which was my first choice years ago
when I first assigned it, but at the time that shortcut was assigned to a
higher-level command in another application). I have Ctrl+Shift+N for an en
dash and Ctrl+Alt+M and Ctrl+Alt+N for em and en spaces.

You do realize, too, don't you, that, if you have the appropriate AutoFormat
As You Type option enabled, Word will convert two hyphens to an em dash
automatically? For more on all this, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Navylovely" wrote in message
...
Awesome! Thanks, that's exactly what happened. My laptop doesn't have the

Num
- so I guess I can't use the shortcut for the emdash!

Thanks much!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/LostSymbol.htm for an

explanation.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Navylovely" wrote in message
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I cannot find the "Symbol" option on my "Insert" menu in Word. I know

I
have
used this option before, and the Help option tells me this is where
"Insert
Special Character" is supposed to be. But I can't find it. In fact, I
cannot
find it anywhere. Any ideas? I'm wondering if it's a glitch in my

version
or
something. Has anyone else ever had this problem?




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