Insert special characters

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

  1. On your computer, open Google Docs or Slides. 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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