ClickHelp Documentation

Insert Special Symbols

ClickHelp User Manual/Authoring/Topic Editor/Insert Tab/Insert Special Symbols

When you're working on documentation, you may need to insert special symbols that are not on your keyboard. ClickHelp has a special feature for this.

Tip
In Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can hit Win + . to open a special pop-up that allows you to select any special character for insertion along with emojis, gifs, and an enhanced clipboard. Learn more in the official article about Windows keyboard tips and tricks

Let's see how it works by taking an example - we need to insert a special symbol:

  • Place the text cursor where you want a symbol to be added to your topic. 
  • Go to the Insert tab of the editor's toolbar.
  • Click Symbol.
    The Symbol button on the Insert tab of the Ribbon bar
  • Then you'll see the following dialog where you find special symbols of different categories.
    The Insert symbol dialog
  • Just click a special symbol you need, and it'll appear in your text.
  • Symbols that you've recently used will be added with keyboard shortcuts so you can add a necessary symbol quickly. 

If you can't find the desired symbol, here is a list of Unicode characters where you find various symbols and their codes. To insert a symbol from the list, press and hold down ALT while typing the character code. You must use the numeric keypad to type the numbers.