InsertSymbol Method

Inserts a symbol in place of the specified range or selection.

Note  If you don't want to replace the range or selection, use the Collapse method before you use this method.

expression**.InsertSymbol(CharacterNumber**, Font, Unicode, Bias)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Range or Selection object.

CharacterNumber    Required Long. The character number for the specified symbol. This value will always be the sum of 31 and the number that corresponds to the position of the symbol in the table of symbols (counting from left to right). For example, to specify a delta character at position 37 in the table of symbols in the Symbol font, set CharacterNumber to 68.

Font    Optional Variant. The name of the font that contains the symbol.

Unicode    Optional Variant. True to insert the unicode character specified by CharacterNumber; False to insert the ANSI character specified by CharacterNumber. The default value is False.

Bias    Optional Variant. Sets the font bias for symbols. This argument is useful for setting the correct font bias for East Asian characters. Can be one of the following WdFontBias constants: wdFontBiasDefault, wdFontBiasDontCare, or wdFontBiasFareast. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you've selected or installed.


This example inserts a double-headed arrow at the insertion point.

With Selection
    .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart
    .InsertSymbol CharacterNumber:=171, _
        Font:="Symbol", Unicode:=False
End With

This example inserts a bullet and a tab stop at the beginning of the first paragraph in the selection.

Set myRange = Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range
With myRange
    .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart
    .InsertSymbol CharacterNumber:=183, _
        Font:="Symbol", Unicode:=False
    .MoveStart Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
    .InsertAfter vbTab
End With

Applies to | Range Object | Selection Object

See Also | InsertAfter Method | InsertBefore Method