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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Greek characters

Greek characters (, etc) are common in mathematical formulas. These characters are not available in the selection box or the right-click menu. Fortunately, the markup for Greek characters is simple: Type a % sign followed the name of the character, in English.

  • To type a lowercase character, write the name of the character in lowercase.

  • To type an uppercase character, write the name of the character in uppercase.

See the table below for some examples:

Lowercase

Uppercase

%alpha

%ALPHA

%beta

%BETA

%gamma

%GAMMA

%psi

%PSI

%phi

%PHI

%theta

%THETA



Note

A complete table of Greek characters is included in page 407.



Another way to enter Greek characters is by using the catalog window. Go to Tools > Catalog. The catalog window is shown in Figure 395. Under “Symbol Set†select “Greek†and double-click on a Greek letter from the list.

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