Hi, does anyone know how I can type these symbols in a slide? I have tried copying/pasting from Word but that isn't working. I don't know where the symbol is on the symbol chart (Insert/Symbol).

You'll want to first insert a text box, then click Insert > Symbol. When the Symbol window appears, choose Font: Arial and Subset: Mathematical Operators. You can see that the "Less than or equal to" symbol is selected there in orange, and the "Greater than or equal to" symbol is to the right of it. I hope this helps!

I can't find it in the mathematical operator section and if I type in the ASCII decimal code it just brings up a blank space (tried for Arial and Times New Roman). I have definitely used this character before, but now it doesn't seem to be there?

If, when you select Insert Symbol, you also select Symbol as your font, you will find the "greater than or equal to" and "less than or equal to" symbols available for selection under the Latin Supplement subsets:

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Hello Michele!

You'll want to first insert a text box, then click

Insert>Symbol. When the Symbol window appears, chooseFont: ArialandSubset: Mathematical Operators. You can see that the "Less than or equal to" symbol is selected there in orange, and the "Greater than or equal to" symbol is to the right of it. I hope this helps!Fantastic, got it! Thanks!

Michele

You're welcome, Michele! Good luck on the rest of your project. :)

I'm now having a problem with this.

I can't find it in the mathematical operator section and if I type in the ASCII decimal code it just brings up a blank space (tried for Arial and Times New Roman). I have definitely used this character before, but now it doesn't seem to be there?

Any help much appreciated!

I'm seeing the same behaviour Emma.

There is no 'Mathematical Operators' in the subset list when font is selected as Arial however there is with Times New Roman.

I can't see a greater than or less than sign and entering the Character code 2264 as per Alyssa's diagram above doesn't return anything.

I see you have the greater than equal to in your recently used, when you click that does it insert it correctly onto the slide?

Emma,

You might consider just entering the > or < symbol on your keyboard and then underline the respective character.

Hi Wendy

Thanks for replying.

If I use the greater than or equal to then yes that inserts correctly.

I have definitely used both symbols before - I wonder if they disappeared in a recent update.

Hi Steve

Thanks for replying and great workaround. I also managed to copy and paste in from Word for now. Just curious as to where they've gone!

Hi Emma,

If, when you select Insert Symbol, you also select Symbol as your font, you will find the "greater than or equal to" and "less than or equal to" symbols available for selection under the Latin Supplement subsets:

Ooh yes, thank you!

But why does it think it's a pound sign? It does that on mine too. It also thinks the greater than or equal to sign is a "subscript three"...