Inserting special characters

Inserting special characters

Certain special characters are represented in HTML by a name or a number, referred to as an entity. HTML includes entity names for characters such as the copyright symbol (©) the ampersand (&), and the registered-trademark symbol (®). Each entity has both a name (such as —) and a numeric equivalent (such as —).

Unfortunately, many browsers (especially older browsers, and browsers other than Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer) don’t properly display many of the named entities.

To insert a special character into a document:

  1. In the Document window, place the insertion point where you want to insert a special character.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select the name of the character from the Insert > HTML > Special Characters submenu.
    • In the Text category of the Insert bar, click the Characters button and select the character you want.

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