How to Insert a Symbol
Step 1: Make sure that your cursor is located at the point in your document where you want to insert the symbol or special character.
Step 2: Open the Insert tab of the Word ribbon and click on Symbol (Ω). This will expand a list that includes your most recently used symbols. If the symbol you want to use is there, you can click on it. If not, click on More Symbols to access the full list of available symbols. (Click the image for a larger view.)
Step 3: If the symbol you are looking for is really a special type of character such as a trademark sign or paragraph marker, click on the Special Characters list. Here, you can scroll through the available options, select the one you want, and click Insert.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for other types of symbols, click on the Symbols tab. You can scroll through all the choices here, but there are quite a few so you may want to use the Subset drop down list to narrow down your search.
Step 4: If choosing a symbol, you can select a new font style for the character from the Font drop down list. The default choice (normal text) will insert the symbol using the same font currently defined at the insertion point in your document.
Step 5: Click Insert and the symbol will now appear in your document. If you want to modify the font style, size, or color, you can do so in the same manner you would use for any other text in the document.