Adding Greek Letters to Word Documents

   Posted September 19, 2003 by David Kirk in Microsoft Word

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Ways of adding Greek letters to Microsoft Word documents

Often people need to add Greek letters/symbols to Microsoft Word documents. These can be accessed through the symbol font.

Microsoft Word for Windows

1. Select Insert from the top menu
2. Select Symbol from this menu
3. Select Symbol from the font drop down
4. Select the Greek letter you wish to insert.

Word 2008 for Mac

1. Select Format from the top menu
2. Select Font
3. From the font dialog box, select the Symbol font.
4. Select the letter you want.

adding greek letters in word 2008

Often, the quickest way is to type the letter similar to the Greek letter (for example, “a” for alpha), highlight that the letter, and then change the font to symbol.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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