Office 2004 "Symbols" Need Restoring

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  1. jarrodius macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    I was wondering how I can restore the default "Symbols" that come in MS Office 2004. I can't put in accents of different kinds over foreign words. THere is a key symbol in place where they used to be.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    This was such a strange sounding thread that I can't help but be seduced in to help... :eek:

    Okay, so in Word, how did you insert symbols before? Did you go to Insert -> Insert Symbol in the menu bar, or did you click on a button in the toolbar? If it was a button, what did it look like? Did it have a capital Omega on it? ("Ω" -- this may or may not show up) If not, what did you do?

    If you clicked on the capital Omega, you must have put it in the menu bar yourself, because it is not there by default. Click on the small triangle at the end of any of the toolbars, then on Customize Toolbar, and then in the Command tab of the menu that pops up, find Insert Symbol, and drag it into one of the toolbars.

    If that's not what you mean, and I've still lost you, please explain more.

    Also FYI you can make many symbols easily from the keyboard.

    Option-` + a character that can take this accent -> è etc
    Option-e + a character yields -> é
    Option-u + a character yields -> ü
    Option-i + a character -> î
    Option-n + a character -> ñ
    Option-c -> ç


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