How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word

Date:2019-9-3 Author:Olivia

Even though the keyboard is designed with many functions, but 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 symbol, which I have already introduced the methods in previous posts.

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 for your reference:

Tip 1: Insert a Mean Symbol

1. Position the cursor before X.

How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word

2. Go to Insert tab and click Symbol button, choose More Symbols in the drop-down box.

How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word

3. The Symbol dialog box will display, select Symbol in the box of Font. Enter 96 in the box of Character code and choose Symbol(decimal) in the box of from.

How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word

4. Simply hit Insert, and you get a mean symbol for X as below.

How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word

Tip 2: Manual Input a Mean Symbol

1. Go to Insert tab and click Equation button, choose More Symbols in the drop-down box.

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

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

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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.

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2 thoughts on “How to Insert a Mean Symbol in Microsoft Word”

  1. KK says:

    It really solved my problem, thank u

    1. Olivia says:

      Delighted to have been of some help. We’ll carry on:)

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