Monday, December 17, 2007

Symbols in Excel for Mac?

Q.  How do you add symbols in Excel:Mac?

A.  This has since changed in Office 2011 for Mac.. read the comments below!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can! Double click the cell. Go to View, then Object Palette. Click on symbols and a chart comes up.

Ian said...

Great
Easy once you know how

Anonymous said...

It was very helpful, thank you

Anonymous said...

what about accents? ie, the symbol used to rep. wavenumbers.

Jerry Ross said...

Thats a good point.. I tried this and I couldn't figure it out :(

Anonymous said...

hold option and press a key - it will insert the equivalent symbol; for example [option](V) will insert a check mark ect.

Still haven t found the character pallete however...?

Jojo said...

The one for double clicking the cell was very helpful to me thanks, but the easy way is t click where you want to insert the symbol, go to toolbox, click object palette, then choose symbol.

Utsav said...

thanks guys....

Anonymous said...

I can't find the object pallete either at the View menu. However, I managed to insert a check mark by choosing the Insert Menu and click on Symbols. It acts like the Character Map in Windows.

Markus Schopenknecht said...

You mean like special symbols (&%$...) or these kind of symbols: http://www.excel-aid.com/excel-symbols-highlighting-cells-with-icon-sets.html ? Or maybe even stuff like the rupee sign? Im sorry, im not a native speaker so its hard for me to differentiate between those.