how do you write the subtract sign


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Stefan Blom

You can use CTRL + minus sign on numeric keypad.

Alternatively, if you are using Microsoft Equation, you could simply
press "-" (hyphen) on your keyboard.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Note that Ctrl+Num- will insert an en dash. This is better than a hyphen for
indicating subtraction, but if you want to be strictly correct, the minus
sign is glyph 2212. The difference is that the minus sign is nonbreaking
(the en dash is not). While this won't matter in equations, it could be very
important in negative numbers near the end of a line.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Stefan Blom

Good point.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
Note that Ctrl+Num- will insert an en dash. This is better than a hyphen for
indicating subtraction, but if you want to be strictly correct, the minus
sign is glyph 2212. The difference is that the minus sign is nonbreaking
(the en dash is not). While this won't matter in equations, it could be very
important in negative numbers near the end of a line.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.
 

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