Even though the keyboard is designed with many functions, there are always some symbols that are not on it. Fortunately, Microsoft Word allows us to choose from a variety of options including copyright symbol, trademark symbol and celsius symbol, or even mathematical symbols.

When precessing analysis statistics in Word, you might need to **insert a mean symbol**, which is`x . It is called an x-bar sometimes, and also one of the most important math symbols which can never be ignored. Here are 2 tips to **insert** **a mean symbol** in MS Word as well as in Excel for your reference:

## Tip 1: Insert a Mean Symbol

1. Position the cursor before X.

2. Go to * Insert* tab and click

**button, choose**

*Symbol*

*More***in the drop-down box.**

*Symbols*3. The ** Symbol** dialog box will display, select

**in the box of**

*Symbol***. Enter 96 in the box of**

*Font***and choose**

*Character code***in the box of**

*Symbol (decimal)***.**

*from*4. Simply hit ** Insert**, and you get a

**mean symbol**for X as below.

**Tip 2: Manual Input a Mean Symbol**

1. Go to Insert tab and click * Equation* button, choose

*More***in the drop-down box.**

*Symbols*2. Select * Ink Equation* in the drop-down list.

3. The handwriting board will display, simply drag the mouse to insert a mean symbol. Note: If input error occurs, click the * Erase* button and select the error part to clear it; if identification error occurs, click

*button, then select the character which need to be modified, and pick the correct one in the pop-up list to replace it. If you want to reenter a mean symbol, click*

**Select and Correct***button then everything in the handwriting board will be deleted.*

**Clear**4. Simply hit ** Insert**, and you get a

**mean symbol**for X as below.

Note: you could also insert a complex math equation in a Word document by the same method.

In addition to Word, these 2 methods of inserting mean symbol can also apply to Microsoft Excel, and the steps are all the same. Have a try if needed!

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I need to type the symbol for a sample mean. The professor choses to call it mu hat. I found the mu symbol, but have no idea how to create the “hat” on top of this. Hoping you can help. Thank you.

I use the Y letter as an example. I hope you open Word when you see my comment and follow the steps to have a try. First you press Ctrl+F9, a parenthesis will appear, and then you enter this line of code EQ \o\ad(\s\up 6(^),Y) in the parentheses, and then you can press F9 again after input.