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Love Those Symbols

Love Those Symbols

Do you find that you’re constantly in MS Word’s Symbol window trying to insert one thing or another?

Ever use more than one symbol in your document? Did you know in advance that you’d need them all?

If you did, then I’ve got to ask: How many times did you open that Symbols window?

More than you wanted to, I’m sure. So, your next thought has to be if there’s a way to minimize all the time spent opening and closing the Symbol window.

It’s a good thought and if you know in advance what you’ll need, you can work on reducing the time you spend accessing the Symbols window.

Here’s the deal. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but when you click the Insert button in the Symbol window, the window doesn’t close. Yes, the symbol is inserted into your document, but the window stays open and active.

So, you see, if you know in advance that you’ll need multiple symbols, you can insert them one after another without closing the Symbol window at all. After the first one, select another and click Insert again.

Sure, Word’s going to put them one after another into your document, so you might want to place them at an easy location to find. But, once they’re all in the document, you can cut and paste them to the correct location without all the extra hassle with menus and the Symbol window.

I just love it when I find a new way to save some time!

~ April