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    Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    How would one be able to insert the statistical symbol for the (sample) mean ('x' with a bar over it?)

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    First, try Insert>Symbol and see if you can find it among the hundreds of characters in various fonts. If that doesn't work, you could try a number of different techniques to overprint the _ over the x. The following thread might help: Custom overstriking (Word2000).

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    I'm afraid that the post you mention has fallen victim to the <!post=massive culling of posts,269652>massive culling of posts<!/post> earlier this year. Until the culled posts are restored, the link won't work.

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    Or you can use the Equation Editor (Insert...Object....) that comes with Word. More info is in Word Help under the topic "equation".

    Or you can review the thread starting at <post#=92562>post 92562</post#> for some more options.

    Edited: My reference link to an earlier post is not working. Let me print part of that thread, from regular Lounge contributor Hans. Hans, I hope this is OK..

    One possibility is to use the ADVANCE field:

    Type X
    Select Insert | Field
    Select Advance, then click behind the word ADVANCE in the text box
    Type l6 u2
    Click OK
    Use Insert | Symbol or the Character Map accessory to insert the overline character

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    Hi Alpi,

    Should you find a font with a character for the sample mean, remember that the recipient of the document will not necessarily have the font installed. In this case you might want to convert the word document to PDF or, alternatively, try sending the font embedded within the document (which on occasions has proved troublesome for me).
    Just a thought.
    <img src=/w3timages/blue3line.gif width=33% height=2>
    <img src=/S/flags/Argentina.gif border=0 alt=Argentina width=30 height=18> <big><font color=4682b4><font face="Comic Sans MS">Diegol</font face=comic></font color=4682b4> </big>

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    Hi Hans,

    I can access the post. The curious ways of a flawed IE 5.0 one can think <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
    It makes sense, as Claude's post states data will remain accessible for 2 months and the post was created on September 3.
    <img src=/w3timages/blue3line.gif width=33% height=2>
    <img src=/S/flags/Argentina.gif border=0 alt=Argentina width=30 height=18> <big><font color=4682b4><font face="Comic Sans MS">Diegol</font face=comic></font color=4682b4> </big>

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    Diegol,

    If you look carefully, you will see that I was replying to JTill's <post#=301426>post 301426</post#>. It contains a link to <post#=92562>post 92562</post#>. That one is not available at the moment.
    You are referring to the link posted by Jefferson Scher.

    Never mind <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Insert mean symbol (Word 2000)

    Sorry, Hans... <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
    <img src=/w3timages/blue3line.gif width=33% height=2>
    <img src=/S/flags/Argentina.gif border=0 alt=Argentina width=30 height=18> <big><font color=4682b4><font face="Comic Sans MS">Diegol</font face=comic></font color=4682b4> </big>

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