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How to Overline Characters in Microsoft Word
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It's pretty straightforward to underline a character in Microsoft Word, but if you are preparing a document with any sort of statistics, you may need to "overline" a character - that is, place a line over the top of a character or word.
Instructions

Things you'll need:

  • Microsoft Word
1
Navigate your cursor to where you want to insert your overlined character or word.

2
Press CTRL + F9, which will insert a set of braces (this is command+F9 on a Mac)

3
Type in "EQ x to(P)" if you want to insert an overlined character above a P, otherwise replace P with your character or word.

4
Press Shift+F9 to get your character (option+F9 on a Mac).

Tips and Warnings:

  • Alternitively one can use microsoft equation editor (found at Insert>Object>Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0) which can provide a variety of functions, including overlines to any character.
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