Learn about the Symbols tab within the Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
The Symbols tab of the Media Browser provides access to all the
symbols for keyboard characters, foreign languages, registered and copyright symbols, currency, etc. -- these symbols typically need to be inserted
with a combination of keystrokes, and getting to add them to your slides with a single-click access can be a boon. Figure 1 shows
the Symbols tab of the Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Figure 1: Symbols tab within the Media Browser
The options within the Symbols tab of Media Browser are explained below, as marked in Figure 1 above:
There are two ways of inserting a symbol into your presentation slide:
First, simply click a symbol, it will be inserted as text into your slide at the insertion cursor's position, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Symbols inserted at the cursor insertion position
The other way is by selecting the symbol you want to insert and just drag it on the slide (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Symbol being dragged and inserted onto the slide area
You can also right-click (or Ctrl+click) on the selected symbol, and choose the Copy option from the resultant menu, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Copy the symbol
Then right-click (or Ctrl+click) on the slide, and from the contextual menu chose the Paste option, or just press Command+V (see Figure 6).
Figure 6: Paste the symbol on the slide
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