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You often see people using -> as an arrow, but I hate how it looks. I always use the symbol. However, I always have to insert < symbol to use this, which is annoying.

Is there anyway (shortcut) to insert this symbol in Word (2013)?

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Other than --> ? –  Terry Jan 16 '14 at 12:18
@djerry I didn't know that that even existed! Thanks! –  Bram Vanroy Jan 16 '14 at 12:19

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People who type -> probably don't know that if you type --> you get the default arrow in Word.

If you actually want --> to be shown in Word, you can type --> and press backspace, which will undo the automatical conversion to the arrow image.

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You could try just using the ASCII notation of these characters:

left alt + 26 for →

left alt + 27 for ←

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