The Approximately Equal symbol (≈) is a mathematical operator used to indicate that two expressions or statements are similar but not exactly equal to each other. Visually, the symbol is a squiggly equals sign.

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The Symbol dialog box will appear. In the Subset drop-down list, select Mathematical Operators from the list to display all the Mathematical Operators symbols which include the Approximately Equal symbol.Select the symbol and click the AutoCorrect button.
The AutoCorrect dialog box will appear. In the Replace: field, enter the shortcode or text you wish to assign to the symbol. Ensure that the Approximately Equal is in the With: field.
Click on the Add button and hit on OK.

At this point, whenever you type the text APROX= in your Word document, it’ll convert to the Approximately Equal symbol.

However, below are some few things to note when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to type Approximately Equal in Word.

AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type APROX= (in lowercase), Word will not autocorrect it for you unless you type APROX= (in uppercase). Whatever case you used to assign the AutoCorrect text is what Word will recognize.If there is any text before or after the AutoCorrect text, Word will consider the AutoCorrect text as part of the text and hence will not do any autocorrection. For example, XAPROX= will not get converted since the APROX= is joining with another character X.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are a variety of different options you can use to type the Approximately Equal symbol on any PC or Laptop using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Using the shortcuts for both Windows and Mac make the fastest option for this task.

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