Shortcuts to type arrow symbols in Word?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

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    Hello, what are the shortcuts for typing up, down, left and right arrow symbols in Word for Mac? I tried several methods posted on the net but none is working.
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    I generally use the Character Viewer arrows. i leave it on the menu bar on my Macs, System Prefs > Keyboard > Show keyboard and Emoji viewers in menu bar. Also useful for a host of other characters and symbols.

    Alternately, Word has a way to create keyboard shortcuts for symbols. In a word doc, choose the insert tab > Advanced Symbol and select the arrow, then click the Keyboard shortcut button and press whatever keys you want to assign to insert that character.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you. I right-click and pasted but all the information about the symbol got pasted. What is the proper way to copy and paste a symbol?
     
  4. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    → ➔ From the character map, double click the icon you wish to insert. Make sure the cursor is in the place you want to insert the character.
     

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