How To Quickly Add Symbols in a PowerPoint Slide?

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We can easily add a special character, fraction, currency symbol or any other Symbol that is not on our keyboard in a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, Microsoft Word Document or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. Hundreds of Symbols are not available on our keyboard. Then thing that we must keep in mind is that we must realize that the Symbol depends on which Font we use. To find out How To Insert a Symbol in a PowerPoint Presentation just keep on reading the post below.

How To Quickly Insert Symbols In A PowerPoint Presentation

We must select the Insert tab and then from the right area of the ribbon we locate the area named Symbols as shown in the image below. Once located we select the command Symbol, where we are notified that we can Add Symbols That Are Not In Our Keyboard. We Can Choose From A Variety Of Options Including Mathematical, Currency and Copyright Symbols.

How To Quickly Add Symbols in PowerPoint

Once we select the Symbol command, the Symbol dialog box appears as shown in the image below. In this dialog box, we can select from the Font drop-down menu the Font Family that we want to use for our Symbol. In the image below the Font is Normal Text. We can then select the drop-down menu for the Subset we want to use for our Symbol. In the image below the Subset is Latin-1 Supplement. Keep in mind that depending on the Font Family that we select for our Symbol, it might not have a Subset.

What is a Subset?

Subset of a Set. A subset is a set whose elements are all members of another set. The symbol “⊆” means “is a subset of”. The symbol “⊂” means “is a proper subset of”.

How To Quickly Add Symbols in PowerPoint

In the image below I have selected the Font Family Windings, and then I have selected a Smiley Face Symbol from the middle of the Symbol dialog box. Once selected, all we need to do for the Symbol to be inserted is to press the Insert button, which is located at the bottom right corner of the Symbol dialog box. Once we Insert a Symbol, the Symbol dialog box does not close, so we can continue the same procedure of inserting Symbols. Once finished the Cancel button will change to the Close button, so we can return to our Slide.

At the bottom of the Symbol dialog box, we have the area Recently Used Symbols, where we can select from to Insert in our Slide. We also have available the Unicode Name and the number of the Character Code.

How To Quickly Add Symbols in PowerPoint

In the image below, we can see the Smiley Face Symbol that I have inserted next to the text in my Slide.

How To Quickly Add Symbols in PowerPoint

Keep in mind, that in the same way we can Insert Symbols in a Microsoft Word Document and an Excel Spreadsheet.

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