How to Use a Character Symbol in Google Docs
By Tricia Goss
Google Docs offers many benefits to small business, including free cloud-based storage that provides access to any employee at any location, document sharing and collaboration, and various tools that enable you to create and modify professional documents. For instance, you can insert special characters such as currency symbols, mathematical characters or geometric shapes into any document you create or upload into Google Docs.
Log in to your Google Docs account and open the document in which you want to insert a symbol. Alternatively, create a new document by clicking the "Create" button and choosing "Document."
Select the "Insert" menu and choose "Special Characters." The Insert Special Characters dialog box opens.
Select "Symbol" in the first drop-down list. Choose the category that best fits the type of character symbol you require, such as "Stars/Asterisks," "Currency" or "Technical."
Click on a symbol to preview it. Click the "Insert" button to use it in the document.
Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.