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Word 2010 Not Printing Symbols

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I have a Word 2010 document that contains several symbols (greater-than-or-equal to, less-than-or-equal-to, etc) that I’ve inserted using the Symbols menu/dialog box. They look fine on screen and in the PDF version, but when I print the document, all the symbols revert to equals signs.

It’s not our printer because we can print emails containing the same symbols (inserted using Outlook’s Symbol menu/dialog box).



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  1. Try copying one of the symbols from Outlook into a Word doc and see what happens.
    For what it’s worth, I just tried this:

    I inserted a ≥ and a ≤ into a Word 2003 document using the method you mentioned above.

    I then copied those symbols into Excel and used the CODE function to find their ASCII code.

    They both returned a 63, which is the ASCII code for a question mark (?).

    I then printed both the Word doc and the Excel doc and everything printed fine – I was able to print a ≥ and a ≤ from both applications, even though the ASCII code is incorrect.

    I know this doesn’t help, and I can’t test this 2010, but I thought I’d point out the code difference just in case it points you in some direction.

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