We can easily insert special symbols in our spreadsheet by using the **special characters Excel** feature. The Excel symbol list includes a wide variety of options like the **Excel math symbols**, **the trademark symbol in Excel**, the **Microsoft Excel $ symbol**, and many others.

*Figure 1. of Special Characters in Excel*

In today’s world where virtually everything has a copyright, trademark, and patent, it is crucial that we learn **how to insert symbols in Excel** when required.

**How to insert special characters in Excel**

When it comes to entering symbols, special characters, international characters, or fractions, the font we use is vital.

Not all fonts feature the same **Microsoft Excel symbols**; as a result it is important to make use of the right font if we want to find the character or symbol.

We will now demonstrate how to insert **special symbols in Excel** spreadsheets;

- We begin by placing our cursor at the exact location where we want to insert a
**Microsoft Excel symbol**. - Click on “Symbol” on the “Insert” tab:

*Figure 2. Symbol Button in Excel*

- Scroll up and down to locate the symbol we want to insert;

*Figure 3. Special Symbols in Excel*

- Because Excel fonts often come with different
**Excel symbols**in them, we can make use of the “Font” selector option on the top left corner of the above illustration.

When we come across the **Excel symbols **we want listed on the gallery, simply click on it to insert into our spreadsheet. Otherwise, click on “More Symbols” to open the next “Symbol” menu box.