Ms. Office Word (2007, 2010, 2013): Typing Greek Letters and Math Symbol Quickly

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When typing a document, especially the ones needing the Greek letters and some Math symbols, users would always look for the “insert symbol” function. This will take time to type and probably taking your hands away from the keyboard too. There is a working shortcut to insert these characters quickly into your document.

  1. Navigate to File menu in Office 2010/2013 (or the Office logo in Office 2007), on the top left of the screen, then click Options (or click Word Options in Office 2007).
  2. Go into the Proofing section, click the “AutoCorrect Options…” button.
  3. Go to Math AutoCorrect tab, check the “Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions” checkbox.

Word 2007 Options

Word 2010/2013 Options

Word 2010/2013 Options

After these steps been done, whenever we need to type a Greek letter, we could just type \omega and after pressing Spacebar, Word will automatically change that into ω character. If you need the capital, type \Omega and it will be replaced with Ω. Other than Greek letters, you can also insert Math symbol or any other symbol by typing its name like these examples:

  • \times is ×
  • \floor is 
  • \leftrightarrow is 
  • \Leftrightarrow is 
  • \ne is 
  • \degree is °

The complete list is available in Math AutoCorrect tab. Users can change them or add another shortcut according to their need.

Math AutoCorrect tab

Math AutoCorrect tab

Who You Are

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From time to time, we read of people who are offended at not being treated with what they consider due respect and deference. “Do you know who I am?” they shout indignantly. And we are reminded of the statement, “If you have to tell people who you are, you probably really aren’t who you think you are.”

~David C. McCasland

People who demand respect is usually not the one deserving it. The one deserving it will get the respect according to his words and actions.

Engineer’s Clinic

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An engineer was unemployed for such a long time. He couldn’t find a job and then decided to open a clinic and put a sign outside: “Get a treatment for your sickness by paying $100 fee, if not cured, you’ll get your money back in $200.”

A doctor read and felt this was a great chance to make some money and went into this engineer’s clinic.

Doctor: “I have lost my tasting sense in my mouth.”
Engineer: “Nurse, bring me medicines from cabinet 22 and put 3 drops of them in the patient’s mouth.”

The nurse did what the engineer told her and the doctor screamed.
Doctor: “This is gasoline!!”
Engineer: “Congratulations, you have your tasting sense back! The fee is $100.”
The doctor felt annoyed and returned again after a few days to gain back his money.

Doctor: “I have lost my memory, I don’t remember a thing.”
Engineer: “Nurse, bring me medicines from cabinet 22 and put 3 drops of them in the patient’s mouth.”
Doctor: “But that is gasoline!!”
Engineer: “Congratulations you have your memory back! The fee is $100.”

The doctor was angry and returned again after a few days by walking as a blind man.

Doctor: “I have lost my sight, my vision is very weak.”
Engineer: “Oooh, I don’t have cure for this. Go ahead and take this $200…” (but the engineer handed out only $100)
Doctor: “But this is only $100!!!”

Engineer: “Congratulations! Your sight has returned AND the price is $100!”

Enlighten Me Now Please

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People think with their head and feel with their heart*.

*”heart” means their feeling not their literal heart organ.

I think these two English popular idioms would be problematic then:

  • Speak Up Your Mind
  • Only Do What Your Heart Tells You

If you speak whatever lies in your mind, then it’s not guaranteed that you’ll use your heart, you’ll only try to be rational without considering feelings. Then it’s normal for other people to get offended, isn’t it?

On the other hand, doing what your heart tells you means you’re doing mostly without thinking. Isn’t this another problem? Other people will also be in serious trouble or disagreement with you.

What do you think?

New Year Reflection

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What is a new year eve,  especially on the 1st of January? It is basically a change of date based on convention, the only special about it is the date number. The actual day is no more than ordinary.

People celebrate it for refreshing times, specifically a year, when they can remotivate themselves to do some more accomplishments.

What is wrong with the refreshment “time”? Nothing, but it would only be wise to remotivate yourself whenever necessary not just at the first day of the year, not at the end of the year. Start doing everything necessary at any time of the year. Too many people wait for either the first time of the year or the last time of the year, it would only make them less motivated and mostly discouraged.

What is wrong with the celebration? What is celebration if you haven’t done many things worth celebrating at the end of the year?

Happy new year for those celebrating the event. And have a great motivation for better accomplishments this year, don’t wait for specific time, do it right away!

How to Feel Better When Things Get Worse

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by: Heather Macauley Noëll

With all the prayers in the world for peace, why haven’t we accomplished this? What is peace and what will truly perpetuate peace on earth? Let’s begin with what peace is not. True peace is not a lack of conflict. True peace only occurs when we move beyond conflict in our own hearts and minds and can truly feel at peace within ourselves and within our own lives. Is it truly possible we don’t fully understand the technology of prayer?

The most powerful prayer in the world is how you FEEL. If you want to experience peace in the world, you must first learn how to actively feel peaceful throughout the day. You must find peaceful ways out of conflict. If you want to see a harmless, loving world, you must BE HARMLESS in your actions and conversations with yourself and with others.

Many people feel frustrated and helpless, as if their voice and prayers aren’t being heard. But your prayers, in the form of your feelings, are heard. And if your ‘prayers’ are feelings of anger and frustration and helplessness, you will receive more of what you’ve been praying for.

Based on results, isn’t this true? Haven’t you noticed that your feelings keep generating more of the very thing you don’t want to experience? If you’re praying for more money, aren’t you feeling a lack of prosperity or abundance? If you’re praying for love, aren’t you in fact feeling unloved and alone? Have you noticed these issues are then perpetuated, not solved. We cannot heal a world in conflict if we are in conflict within ourselves.

Some people become so disillusioned they become angry that God hasn’t heard their prayers. Could it be that we’re literally ‘praying’ our own experiences into existence every moment of every day and that our prayers are being answered, for positive or negative? If that’s the case, shouldn’t we learn to align ourselves with the power of positive prayer? This program will explain how to reprogram your thinking and give you the tools for having peace as a reality in every moment of your life.

As I’ve explained, the most powerful tool for peace in your life, and in the world, is your ability to feel peace continually, no matter what’s going on in the world around you or in your daily life.

Bus Stopper

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Bob Elliott of the Bob and Ray comedy team tells of an extraordinary ride he took on a bus in New York City:

The driver greeted all the riders by saying, “No smiling, please!”  The passengers, some of them shoppers hefting packages up the steps, looked at the driver in amazement. Then they smiled. Even the sourest-looking people would smile.

As each of new group boarded, the announcement was repeated. “We don’t allow smiling on this bus,” the driver would say. “No smiling while bus in motion, please,” he might add, as the bus got under way.

The reaction to this psychology was infectious. After half a dozen blocks nearly everyone aboard was indeed smiling —even discussing the phenomenon with the passenger in the next seat. All the while they enjoyed the reaction of new riders as they got the same treatment.

When they reached their stops, many passengers exited by the forward door to thank the driver for the experience. They said, “Have a nice day.” Of course everybody says that; it’s kind of cornball to say it. But I really do believe it made everybody’s day.

—Glen Collins in New York Times

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