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You can insert characters that are not on your keyboard,
such as copyright symbols, trademark symbols, paragraph marks and Unicode
characters by utilizing the **Symbol**
button in the **Symbols **section of the
**Insert **tab.

To add a special symbol or character to a cell, select the **Symbol** button. The **Symbol** dialog box will appear as shown in the image below. The **Symbol **dialog box contains two tabs:
Symbols and Special Characters.

The Wingdings and Webdings fonts include a wide variety of symbols that you won’t find with most other common fonts.

The Subset drop-down list includes foreign alphabets, accented characters and mathematical operators.

Select the Special Characters tab for a variety of characters to choose from.

Select your special symbol or character and click **Insert**. The **Symbol **dialog box will stay open so you can insert multiple
symbols/characters without reopening the dialog box for each one.

Excel worksheets are often utilized for their formulas. If you set up a formula properly, it computes the correct answer when you enter it into a cell. From then on, it keeps itself up-to-date, recalculating the results whenever you change any of the values that the formula uses.

Insert common mathematical equations or build up your own equations using a library of math symbols.

Select the **Equation **button
in the **Symbols** section of the **Insert **tab. As shown in the image to
the right, the drop-down menu includes a list of preformatted equations or you
can insert a new equation at the bottom.

In our example, we are selecting **Area of Circle** equation.

The equation is now inserted into our working space (as shown in the image to the left).

You can resize and move the equation box as needed.

In order to edit the equation, simply click in it and select the information and start typing your numbers.

When your equation is selected, the **Drawing Tools Format** and **Equation
Tools Design** tabs will be added to your ribbon (as shown in the images
below).

The **Drawing Tools Format** tab appears on an
as needed basis. When you click on a drawing object such as a shape or
equation, the tab becomes visible in your ribbon. It gives you access to
shapes, shape styles and WordArt.

There are various
symbols available for insertion on the **Equations
Tools Design** tab. Clicking on the **Equation**
drop-down menu in the **Tools** section
of this tab will reveal several predefined equations that can be inserted as a
starting point for your equation. Utilize the **Structures** section to add fractions, scripts, functions and more to
your equation.

This concludes the tutorial for the Insert tab.

Click next to continue to the Excel 2010 Page Layout Tab tutorial.