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Hook wrote at 2006-09-11 10:01:41
Type forward slash "\" and change the font to "symbol".  Don't ask me what Bill Gates thought here.

Stussyct wrote at 2006-09-21 16:37:26
Follow previous advice but choose the font "Symbol" to narrow down your search.

Todd wrote at 2006-10-14 19:50:03
I found the therefore under the Insert > Symbol on the menu bar at the top.  In this box, I chose the Symbol font, and it was located in there.  Good luck.


Ashley wrote at 2006-12-07 15:32:03
I just wanted to note that once you go into the "insert--symbol" menu, you must select symbol for the font (pull-down menu is at the top/left).  The "therefore" symbol is on the 4th line down (character code 92).  

You can then click "Shortcut Key" and insert your own keystroke short cut (mine for ex. is ALT T) and click "assign" for the program to automatically insert this symbol into your document each time you enter that keystroke.  

This symbol is found is several other fonts (ex. several of the MS fonts).  So if you don't like the exact look of one, then just click around to other fonts while in the "insert--symbol" menu and then select "mathematical operators" from the pull-down menu to the right of the font menu to see if that character is available in that particular font.  The appearance issue isn't that big of a deal with this particular character, but if you tend to use a lot of these symbols then you may actually have a preference for the appearance of one versus another.

Sandra wrote at 2007-03-19 09:40:36
I too have been searching for the Therefore symbol and it is not available in either way suggested.  The only way is to find it on Google and insert as an image - not great but the only solution until Microsoft fixes this.

clio cat wrote at 2007-08-11 19:34:17
This symbol may be found under the font

"WP MathA" - insert symbol (approximately 7th row in the middle)

Zerrick wrote at 2007-09-07 16:37:20
Just type the number 2234 then with your cursor immediately after the number, hold Alt and press x.  This should change the number 2234 into the symbol you are looking for.

htgar wrote at 2007-09-12 02:04:57
I found that the 'therefore' symbol was no longer available Microsoft Office 2003 and learnt this: "choose Symbol font, and then hold down alt key and type 0092 on your numerical keypad." It works

Imogen wrote at 2007-12-19 17:07:21
In Word 2007:

1. Go to insert symbol

2. Change font to "Symbol"

3. It's on the 4th row, 4th from the right

anonymous wrote at 2008-01-27 05:05:13
Thank you all for your responses.  From all your input, I was prompted to explore the following and it works for MS Word 2003:

Click on Insert menu, and click Symbol.

For Font, select Symbol.

The "therefore" symbol is 4th line down, 13th character from the left.

Mark wrote at 2008-02-05 00:55:35
Thanks Zerrick!

 Of course!  Type 2234, then Alt x! [Slapping self on forehead] That's so intuitively obvious, I'm ashamed to admit I missed it! :~)

 Slurring the last 2 digits, three and four, it sounds like "therefore". Yes?!  The only catch is having to know the prefix 22.

Mark S wrote at 2008-12-15 14:10:24
I feel your pain. I don't think XP has this symbol. The best thing you can do search for it on the internet or just copy it from here ˆ and paste it in a Word Doc named Symbols so you can just copy and paste it from there whenever you need it. Hope this helps.

maelli wrote at 2009-12-30 12:02:52
What a useless reply - we all, I think, know that searching for special characters, like so many other things, is a time-wasting exercise imposed on us by MS, and most of us know the various routes - the fact is, as far as I am aware, the "therefore" symbol simply isn't there.

Maxey wrote at 2010-02-03 16:10:25
In Word 2003, go to menu item "Insert" and select "Symbol..."

A "Symbol" window will open, and you will see a "Symbols" tab and a "Special Characters" tab.

On the Symbols tab, there is a drop down menu to select your "Font."  Select the "Symbol" Font.

You should see the therefore symbol in the hundred or so symbols in the symbol font.

Manda O wrote at 2010-05-31 00:33:17
The very first answer (Hook on 2006-09-11) worked for me - and in PowerPoint 2003 as well!  Thank you Hook!

Jojoc wrote at 2010-11-17 14:20:50
Because and therefore symbols can both be found in "Insert symbols” - select Cambria Maths – therefore is character 2234 and because is character 2235

Cherukuri Subbu wrote at 2011-02-18 11:40:02
First select font 'Lucida Sans Unicode' type the number 2234 then hold ALT and press x. You will get therefore symbol  

p.v.wynne wrote at 2011-03-31 11:45:56
Thanks to htgar [2007-09-12], Imogen [2007-12-19] & anonymous [2008-01-27] for the tip on how to make the symbol for "therefore".  Imogen's and anonymous' are basically the same, the former just counted from the right, while the latter counted from the left.  I find htgar's much easier/faster.  I didn't try the others.  Thanks, people !

p.v.wynne wrote at 2011-03-31 11:52:58
Oh, in fairness to Cherukuri Subbu, her tip for the "therefore" symbol also works, and much more "beautiful" if one wants a better presentation.  It's just that I have to remember what font to use, while the "symbol" font is automatically suggestive.

Lou B wrote at 2011-06-15 09:12:49
In Outlook 2007, type 2234 then press 'Alt' + 'X' and it will insert the 'therefore' symbol.

Nomoma wrote at 2011-09-29 15:36:14
I have Office 2003, sp3



choose wingdings2 for the font

choose character code 249

once itis inserted into the document, it looks just like the "therefore" symbol

Romi wrote at 2011-10-17 03:21:08
using the Bookman Old Style font

key in a period (.),followed by an apostrophe ('), then another period (.)   

if using a different font it won't display like the 3-dot triangle

agentwd40 wrote at 2011-11-21 02:14:55
This worked for me:

In Microsoft 2010 Home and Student (version 14.0.6112.5000)






CHARACTER CODE = can leave blank

(character code populates as 005C and sometimes 0020 – go figure…)



osmium wrote at 2012-01-08 17:46:03
Hook wrote at 2006-09-11 10:01:41

Type forward slash "" and change the font to "symbol".  Don't ask me what Bill Gates thought here.

This works for Office 2010.  I am just curious why Hook said forward slash when it is really a back slash.  the first CADD administrater that I was in contact with used to always say, "backslash" when he meant forward slash.  Go figure.

It seems more practical to simply say, "slash" for forward slash -- the one that slants foreward -- and backslash for the one that is opposite or slants backward.

In any event, thank you Hook.

Liz A wrote at 2012-01-26 14:10:00
quickest answer to a problem ever! Brilliant Ta very muchly Liz A

Wordsworth wrote at 2013-11-22 11:16:00
I found symbol for "therefore" in my symbol menu, and inside the 'symbol' font, fourth line down.  Simples!

pwat wrote at 2015-01-10 12:14:35
2234 is the simplest method, with the minimum of keystrokes/actions.

Just 5 hits on the keyboard; beats all that faffing around with font lists, etc.

Type 2234 then hold Alt and touch x.

Stéph wrote at 2015-02-06 23:23:50
In Word, there's an extended character set by holding alt and typing the ASCII code on the numberpad.  Alt + 8756 (on the number pad) gets the "therefore" symbol.

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