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In Microsoft Word, you can insert the slash "O" symbol in a document using the Symbol dialog box (on the Insert menu, click Symbol) or by pressing CTRL+/ and then pressing SHIFT+O. This symbol, which resembles a slashed zero, is actually the letter "O" not the number zero. This character is wider than a slashed zero and may not look correct when used as a number.
This article includes two methods you can use to create a slashed numerical zero character.
NOTE: Although the character generated by the following methods looks like a slashed zero, it is not a number and cannot be used as a number in calculations.
To create a slashed zero, you can use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Use the Equation Field
Method 2: Create a MacroMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs.
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You can use the following example Visual Basic for Applications macro to add the Slash Zero EQ field to the document.
NOTE: The macro can be added to a toolbar or menu by using Customize on the Tools menu.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
173707For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173707/EN-US/ )OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 181175 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
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