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How to add a Slashed Zero in Microsoft Word

Slashes Zeros are frequently used in technical files to distinguish an O (letter O) from an 0 (the number 0). The zero is slashed to make it clear to the reader that this should not be confused with the letter zero.

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Also used on road signage or in construction to ensure there is no confusion for drives or works around the meaning of the sign.

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Adding a slashed zero to your Microsoft Word document is reasonably straight forward, there are 3 methods to insert one, and after you have inserted a single slashed zero, if you see more of them in your future, you can then make it an autocorrect option to save you repeating the steps every. single.time.

In this post, we will show you how to manually add a slashed zero to your Word document followed by setting the slashed zero into your autocorrect for easy access.

How to make a Slashed Zero in Word

  1. Open your Word document
  2. Place the cursor where you want the slashed zero to be inserted
  3. Click Insert
  4. Click Advanced Symbol
  1. Find and click on the slashed zero symbol
  2. Press Insert

The standard zero, should have now turned into a slashed zero.

Adding a Slashed Zero to your Autocorrect

For quick access to the slashed zero, you can add it to your autocorrect list. This will save you going through the above 5 steps every-time you want to add a slashed zero in Word.

  1. Copy the slashed zero.
  2. Click Insert
  3. Click Advanced Symbol
  1. Find and Click the slashed zero symbol
  2. Click Auto-correct
  1. Replace 0/ with Ø (or whatever your preferred shortcut to a slashed zero maybe)
  1. Click Add

Now when you type 0/ this will autocorrect to a slashed zero.

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