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When inserting an equation in the word file, you may often need to use the "**almost equal to (≈)**" sign or the "**not equal to (≠)**" sign in your formula. There are many different ways to insert these signs.

**1. Google**

The first method is to google the web for the "**almost equal to**" sign or the "**not equal to**" sign, then copy paste to the word file, if you have the internet available.

**2. Unicode**

The second method is relatively easy but you have to memorize the Unicode for these signs: 2248 for the "**almost equal to**" sign and 2260 for the "**not equal to**" sign. If you know these Unicode characters, please follow the steps below:

**Type 2248 (or 2260), holding " Alt" key, then press letter "X" from the keyboard** to insert the "

**almost equal to (or not equal to)**" sign.

**3. Handwriting**

You can insert almost all the mathematical signs with handwriting in the word document.

Step 1: Click the "**Insert**" tab from the ribbon;

Step 2: Click the small triangle right after the "**Equation**" command;

Step 3: Selection "**Ink Equation**" from the drop-down list;

Step 4: Write the "**almost equal to**" sign by moving your mouse cursor, or with your finger, if you have the touch screen, then click "**Insert**" to finish.

**4. Equation method**

You can insert the "**almost equal to**" sign similar to inserting the number pi (π) in a word file.

Step 1: Click the "**Insert**" tab from the ribbon;

Step 2: Click "**Equation**" in the "**Symbols**" section;

Step 3: In the "**Design**" tab from the ribbon, you will see the "**almost equal to (≈)**" sign in the "**Symbols**" section.

Step 4: Click on it to insert "**≈**" into the word file.

**5. Symbol method**

You can also insert the "**almost equal to**" sign following the similar steps to insert a check mark in the word file.

Step 1: Click the "**Insert**" tab from the ribbon;

Step 2: click "**Symbol**" in the "**Symbols**" section, then click "**More symbols**" from the drop-down list;

Step 3: Select "**Symbol**" in the "**Font**" box, and move the scroll bar down to find the symbol "≈";

Step 4: Click on it and click "**Insert**" at the bottom, then click "**Close**" to finish.