PROBLEM:Do you find yourself constantly navigating to the Insert tab to insert a symbol?
SOLUTION: Try mapping the Symbol to a shortcut key.
Word 2010, 2013 & 2016 – Inserting symbols using shortcut keys
Mapping symbols to shortcut keys allows you to quickly drop the Symbol into your document using a key combination, making your document creation time faster.
To do this:
- On the Insert tab click Symbol and then click More Symbols.
- On the Symbols tab select the Symbol that will be mapped to the shortcut key.
- Click the Shortcut Key button. The Customize Keyboard dialog box will be displayed with the insertion point flashing in the Press new shortcut key box.
- Press a key combination, e.g. ALT + N. Please check the Currently assigned to indicator to ensure your key combination is [unassigned]. If it is already assigned try a different combination.
- Click Assign and then Close, and Close again to close the Symbol dialog box.
- In your document place the insertion point where you require the symbol and then press the shortcut key combination. The Symbol will be inserted.
Note: by default the key combination is saved to your Normal template. This means you can use the combination in all documents based on this template.