HOW TO INSERT / TYPE DIVISION SYMBOL/ SIGN [÷] IN GOOGLE DOCS?

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INTRODUCTION

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This article will let you know how to insert DIVIDE SYMBOL in GOOGLE DOCS.


 DIVISION , AS WE ALL KNOW IS ONE OF THE STANDARD BASIC MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS. THE SYMBOL IS NEEDED FREQUENTLY WHEN WE NEED TO USE THE DIVISION [÷] SYMBOL SPECIFICALLY FOR ANY PURPOSE.

Although we use a Slash for using this operation with the help of the operator but if we want to show the operation , the standard division symbol is the best choice.

These symbols are handy while making many reports but we find hard to find these symbols as these are not available on the keyboard.


The symbols present on the keyboard can be easily found but not these and especially the DIVISION symbol.
So we’ll  check the main and easy methods only to insert them.The methods, which are easy and you won’t forget easily.Let us start.



DIFFERENT WAYS TO INSERT A DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS

There can be different ways of creating a division symbol in your DOCS document.

We’ll go through each of the method one by one to search out the options for finding out the ways to add division symbol.

DIFFERENT METHODS OF INSERTING A DIVISION/DIVIDE BY SYMBOL

  1. DELIVERY DESK
  2. USING GOOGLE
  3. USING IMAGE
  4. USING SYMBOL INSERTION
  5. USING EQUATION SYMBOLS
  6. USING AUTOCORRECT/SUBSTITUTION OPTIONS
  7. USING KEYBOARD

1.GET DIVISION SYMBOL FROM DELIVERY DESK

Its always great to learn new things.

You must go through the article to learn new ways of inserting the DIVISION SYMBOL in GOOGLE DOCS but if you want it instantly, you can copy it from here and it’ll work all fine in your documents.

The symbol copied from here will respond to the font as well as size.

STEPS TO COPY THE DIVISION SYMBOL

  • Select the given DIVISION symbol.
  • Select the cell in the sheet where you want to insert the symbol.
  • Press CTRL+V or Right Click > Paste.
  • The DIVISION SYMBOL will be inserted.

*THE SYMBOL COPIED WILL RESPOND TO THE FONT FACE AS WELL AS TO SIZE.

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2.INSERT DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS USING GOOGLE

Google is a great tool for a lot of our requirements. We can use it to find out our symbols too. It ‘ll save us a lot of time.

This is the easiest method of inserting a DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS.

It is easy because it is fast, and we don’t need to remember anything for this.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR THIS METHOD IS THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERNET.

Here are the steps.

  • Open google.com in your browser.
  • Type in the search box DIVISION SYMBOL. (no need to ask for the procedure)
  • The following picture will appear on the screen. There can be a bit difference too due to region etc. but the thing which we are finding, we’ll definitely get it.
SEARCHING THE DIVISION SYMBOL AND COPYING IT
  • Now look at the page and search for a DIVISION SYMBOL but mind it, we don’t want an image.
  • Most of the bigger pictures are images, we want text, so select the one which is shown in the picture as marked with a square and copy it. [For copying select the symbol and press CTRL+C or use RIGHT CLICK and choose COPY]. [ Shown in the picture above ].
  • Paste it anywhere in the sheet. [Select the cell and press CTRL+V or RIGHT CLICK and choose PASTE]
  • The copied symbol will respond to font size as well as to font.

NOTE: Only copy the image if you need . Image is tough to handle and won’t respond to the font and text size.

PASTE THE COPIED SYMBOL IN DOCUMENT

3.INSERT DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS USING IMAGE

We just discussed how we can find copy and insert a symbol by searching it in google. Now let us move to next method.

If we don’t need to change any font etc. of the DIVISION symbol , we can find, copy and insert an image too.

The symbols as image can be very creative and beautiful.

STEPS

  •  Open google.com, go to IMAGES or any other search engine in your browser.
  • Type in the search box DIVISION SYMBOL . (no need to ask for the procedure, just type the word)
  • The following picture will appear on the screen. There can be a bit difference too due to region etc. but the thing which we are finding, we’ll definitely get it.
  • We’ll get a few pictures of the DIVISION symbol , few as the text. Using the text we already learnt.
CHOOSE THE IMAGE YOU LIKE

  • RIGHT CLICK the image you like and choose COPY IMAGE.
CLICK COPY IMAGE

  • Press CTRL+V and the picture will be pasted in the document.
  • After pasting, Select the picture and resize it with the help of small circles shown in the picture.
  • You can also rotate the picture and perform multiple actions on the picture.
  • Play with the picture till we get the image which we want.

BUT ALWAYS BE CAREFUL ABOUT FEW THINGS.

  • Take care about the picture copyrights. Use free pictures only.
  • Its better, if we can, we can create our own picture in the GOOGLE DOCS as well as Paint which both are with us.
  • The font of the image DIVISION symbol won’t change with the change in the font of the text.
  • The benefit is that we can design and use fancy DIVISION SYMBOLS as images.

4. INSERT DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS USING SPECIAL CHARACTER TABLE

The other method of inserting a DIVISION symbol is using the SYMBOL INSERTION FACILITY from the SYMBOL TABLE.

There is a complete table in the GOOGLE DOCS having a full fledged list of a big number of symbols from where we can choose the symbols we like.

Follow the following steps to insert the symbol in the GOOGLE DOCS using symbol dialog box. But we have a problem with the DIVISION symbol.

STEPS

  • Open the GOOGLE DOCS.
  • Go to INSERT TAB and CHOOSE SPECIAL CHARACTERS.
CHOOSE SPECIAL CHARACTERS FROM THE INSERT MENU
  • The dialog box named INSERT SPECIAL CHARACTERS will open.
  • Have a look at the picture below.
  • On the right , enter the symbol name DIVISION in the dedicated search field.
  • The results will enlist on the left.
SELECT THE DIVISION SYMBOL AND CLICK INSERT
  • Click the symbol and it’ll be inserted.
  • The following picture shows the inserted symbol.

THE INSERTED DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS



5. INSERT DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS USING EQUATION SYMBOLS

We already learnt to insert a DIVISION SYMBOL using the google , image and symbol dialog box.

As division is a mathematical symbol, we have one more option known as EQUATION SYMBOLS from where we can choose our symbol.

FOLLOW THE STEPS TO INSERT DIVISION/ DIVIDE BY SYMBOL USING THE EQUATION OPTION

  • Open the GOOGLE DOCS and open a new document.
  • Go to INSERT TAB and choose EQUATION OPTION as shown in the picture below.
CHOOSE INSERT TAB > EQUATION OPTION
  • As we click the EQUATIONS OPTION, a new EQUATION TOOLBAR will appear as shown in the picture below.
  • Click on NEW EQUATION.
  • As we click NEW EQUATION, other options will be activated.
SELECT DIVISION SYMBOL
  • Click the second option containing the basic operators.
  • Click on the division symbol and it’ll be inserted in the document.
INSERTED DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS



6. INSERT SQUARE ROOT SYMBOL SMARTLY USING AUTO CORRECT / SUBSTITUTION OPTION

Have you ever tried to type (c) in GOOGLE DOCS??

If you haven’t tried, try it right now. You would find that it’ll get converted into © symbol.

It happens because of the SUBSTITUTION SETTINGS in the GOOGLE DOCS.

Sometimes this autocorrect option can be irritating, but we can make use of this option to insert DIVISION symbol directly just by entering any code such as (div) or divi() or anything which you think you are not going to use as a text in your document.

So, let us try to learn to create one entry so that our application might help us to get the division symbol directly.

FOLLOW THE STEPS TO INSERT THE DIVISION SYMBOL BY PUTTING THE ENTRY IN SUBSTITUTION SETTINGS

  • Go to TOOLS MENU and choose PREFERENCES.

CHOOSE OPTIONS
  • Choose SUBSTITUTIONS TAB in the PREFERENCES WINDOW.
CHOOSE AUTO CORRECT OPTIONS
  • Under the SUBSTITUTIONS TAB, we can see two fields, REPLACE and WITH.
  • Under the REPLACE FIELD enter the shortcut name e.g. divi() for our example.
  • Under the WITH FIELD paste the division symbol.
  • Click OK.

ADD THE AUTOCORRECT PAIR
  • We are done. Let us check it now.
  • We can try this by just typing the word we fixed for substitution / auto correct i.e. divi() and it’ll be converted into DIVISION SYMBOL as shown in the picture below.
ENTER THE AUTOCORRECT SHORTCUT

7.INSERT DIVISION SYMBOL IN GOOGLE DOCS USING KEYBOARD

There is another very fast method of inserting any character using the KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS.

We can make use of CHARACTER or ALT code to insert the division symbol.

USING CHARACTER CODE:

The method is to press ALT and press the CHARACTER CODE WHILE THE ALT KEY IS PRESSED

THE ALT CODE FOR THE DIVISION / DIVIDE BY SYMBOL IS 0247.

DIVISION SYMBOL USING KEYBOARD


Although there can be a few more too but these are the most easiest and useful ones. Because after all, the main aim is to the work fast and efficiently.