Friday, January 1, 2010

No x-bar symbol in Microsoft Word 2007: Create your own

It's almost new year and I need to submit my exp report to my superior as soon as possible. When statistical calculation involves, symbol such as overbar (¯) on an alphabet is hardly avoided. As an advanced Microsoft Word user, I agree that MW2007 works way better than MW2003. However, failing to find x-bar symbol in MW2007 was way too frustrating. How could such an important symbol like x-bar isn't included in MW2007 symbols?

I believe I'm not the only one in this world facing this problem.

For that reason I googled for solution. It takes less than one minute to realize that this problem has been addressed in the internet for quite sometimes. A general guideline to create an overbar has been quite well described by Suzanne S. Barnhill in CREATING OVERBAR.

The best solution has been posted by Christie Lewis in Youtube. I like her blog too. Her blog has been all about Microsoft Office.
http://officehowto.blogspot.com/

Short Video: Inserting an X-bar Symbol in Word

I learned my lesson well, alhamdulellah. Now I can create not just x-bar but I can personalize many other symbols which are not included in MW2007. It's easy, you can do it too.

11 comments:

Mr. Kevin said...

MOW'03 lagi. malas nk belajar benda baru. huhu. penerangan berkenaan xbar tu jelas sekali.

Izat Ezwan said...

xper. MW2003 pun still okay. Cuma MW2007 ada byk new features & fadilatnyer.. hehe.

Alex said...

Today I have known about my sister problem's. She had a problem with word files. But luckily I entered the I-net and by chance detected - word repair tools. The software quickly solved my trouble easy. What is more I recommended it my friend.

Izat Ezwan said...

Thanks Alex. Although it isn't related to my topic, I found it's very useful. Thanks again.

Alisa said...

I have searched and searched for a solution to this!!! Thank you for this posting! I could just give you a big hug!!!

Izat Ezwan said...

You're welcome. I'm glad when you are happy. Your comment makes me want that hug right now... thanks.

Journal de Route said...

Thank you! This was very helpful.

Marie Bissette Cook said...

I am a community college teacher and needed this information. Thank-you

Stephen Mercer said...

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