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Inserting Special Symbols and Greek Letters

MagicPlot supports any Unicode symbols, including Greek letters and many special symbols.

The help on inserting Greek letters and special symbols is also available in Help menu.

Typing Greek letters with Keyboard Shortcuts

To insert Greek letter type Ctrl+G (Command G on Mac OS) and then type Latin letter mentioned in the table below.

Greek Letter Name Greek Symbol On Keyboard
(Ctrl+G, then)
Alpha Α α A a
Beta Β β B b
Gamma Γ γ G g
Delta Δ δ D d
Epsilon Ε ε E e
Zeta Ζ ζ Z z
Eta Η η H h
Theta Θ θ Q q
Theta (alt.) ϑ J
Iota Ι ι I i
Kappa Κ κ K k
Lambda Λ λ L l
Mu Μ μ M m
Nu Ν ν N n
Xi Ξ ξ X x
Omicron Ο ο O o
Pi Π π P p
Rho Ρ ρ R r
Sigma Σ σ S s
Tau Τ τ T t
Upsilon Υ υ U u
Phi Φ φ F f
Phi (alt.) ϕ j
Chi Χ χ C c
Psi Ψ ψ Y y
Omega Ω ω W w

Inserting Math Symbols with Keyboard Shortcuts

To insert math symbol type Ctrl+M (Command M on Mac OS) and then type symbol mentioned in the table below.

Symbol name Symbol On Keyboard
(Ctrl+M, then)
Multiplication sign × * or x
Middle dot (multiplication) · . (dot)
Division slash /
Minus sign -
Plus-minus sign ± +
Minus-plus sign =
Not equal n
Infinity 8

To see the full list of shortcuts select Help → Insert Greek Letters and Math menu item.

Inserting Special Characters by Character Sequences

To insert the following special characters, simply type character sequences, as shown in the table below. Character sequences will be replaced with special characters when you exit the edit mode (but only if selected font contains required symbols).

You can disable auto replacing in Typography tab of MagicPlot Preferences.

Symbol name Symbol Char sequence
Em dash ---
En dash --
Ellipsis ...
Much less than <<
Much greater than >>
Less than or equal to <=
Greater than or equal to >=
Plus-minus sign ± +/-
Minus-plus sign -/+

Unicode Code Point Finding out

MagicPlot shows in status bar the Unicode code point of character highlighted in text label. To view code point select exactly one character in text label in Figure of Fit Plot.

Code Point in status bar

See Also

special_symbols.txt · Last modified: Mon Jun 3 17:11:49 2013 by Alexander