Math AutoCorrect symbols in Microsoft Word

word-autocorrect

If you are a math teacher, you know the pain of entering math symbols in Microsoft Word. There is an easy way to enter hundreds of math symbols by enabling Word’s AutoCorrect feature. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to File menu.
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Click on Proofing.
  4. You see the AutoCorrect Options button. Click it.
  5. Then check the option “Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions to enable these shortcuts everywhere.”
  6. If you have the “Replace text as you type” option enabled, you will be able to now use any of the shortcuts built-in to insert mathematical symbols as you type in Word.

For example, to insert an angel symbol angle, you will type in

\angle

and you will see the symbol on your screen.This is faster than finding the symbol on the internet and using the good ol’ copy and paste or using the ALT codes.

Additionally, you can add your own symbol if you don’t see the one you needs. You just type in some text in the Replace box and a symbol in the With field.

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