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Using symbols as character fields
Symbols are best for one-digit character fields. If you are creating a character field to collect information that consists of several digits, use a masked control.
1 Open a Look to modify, and then click where you want to insert the character field.
2 From the Word Insert menu, choose Symbol.
The Word Symbol dialog opens.
3 Select the symbol to insert, for example, a box, and then click Insert.
4 Click Close.
5 Select the symbol and do one of the following:
If it is a numeric or open-ended Look, apply the mr Question Answer identification character style.
If it is a numeric grid Look, apply the mr Numeric Grid Answer identification character style.
6 Format the symbol as you want it to appear when you apply the Look to a question.
See also
Modifying character fields
Using table cell borders as character fields
Using drawing objects as character fields