"QWERTY" keyboards don't include many of the symbols needed for engineering documents, such as the degree symbol, Greek letters, etc., so the program allows you to insert these from a dialog. Choosing Edit > Insert Type Symbol while entering for a boring or other source, or pressing function key F9 while editing a report form displays the Insert Type Symbol dialog.
- This dialog only shows symbols from fonts that Windows knows are "Symbol" fonts.
- To insert a symbol into your text, click on the symbol -- it should show up next to the "Insert:" label -- then click on the Insert button.
- The dialog also includes a Special tab that lists some commonly-used symbols.
If you're exporting your data to an AutoCAD .DXF file, keep in mind that most CAD programs can't handle symbols inserted from this dialog.