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Insert special characters

You can add special characters into your documents and presentations, like arrows, shapes, or accent marks.

  1. On your computer, open docs.google.com/ or https://docs.google.com/presentation. You can’t insert special characters directly in Google Sheets.
  2. Open or create a document or presentation.
  3. At the top, click Insert and then Special characters.
  4. Find the character you want to insert:
    • Pick from categories.
    • Enter the character's Unicode value.
    • In the box on the right, write the character.
  5. To add a character to your file, click it.
  6. Optional: If you want to add the special character to a spreadsheet, copy it and paste it in a cell on the sheet.

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