Special Symbols in Excel
If we wish to insert some special symbols or characters which are not found on the keyboard, in that case, we need to use the Symbols option.
Go to Insert >> Symbols >> Symbol in order to view available symbols. We can see various symbols available there, such as Pi, alpha, beta, etc.
Select the symbol which we need to add and click insert in order to use the symbol.
Using Special Characters
Go to Insert >> Symbols >> Special Characters in order to view the available special characters. We can see there are various special characters are available such as Copyright, Registered, etc.
In order to use the special character, we have to select the special character that we want to add and then click insert.
Adding Special Symbol to the Number Format in Microsoft Excel
In this tutorial, we will learn how to add special symbols to the number format in Microsoft Excel. In Excel, we can create numerous symbols such as check, rupee, tick, degree, etc.
In order to add the special symbols to the number format, like symbols which are not comprised in the currency or accounting formats in Microsoft Excel.
The special symbol can be added to the number format in two ways:
This formula displays the symbol. In order to add a symbol to the new format we have to create, copy the symbol to the Type box.
Syntax of "CHAR" function:
The following is the syntax of the CHAR function:
Example: Range A1:A10 comprises the numbers 33 to 42. In order to return the special character, we have to follow the following steps:
2. Custom Format
Custom Number Format can be used to display a number in millions or in a certain color. It is a tool for older Excel versions that did not have the Conditional Formatting option. Custom Number Format is used to perform all the conditional options. With the help of the CHAR formula, we can add special symbols to the number format by using the CHAR formula.
For Example, we have product data that includes the amount. We have to format the amount in the Euro symbol.
To Add the Symbol with Amount, Follow Below Given Steps:
Add Special Symbol to the Number Format by Using the Custom Format
We have to use the following steps in order to add the symbol with the amount through Custom Format: