This is something that is used when working with maths texts – a friend who is studying maths asked me about it a while ago. This article will show you how to add a dot or line over a number in a Word document to indicate a repeating decimal.
Type your number first, then go to the Insert tab and look for the Symbol section to the right:
Click on the little down arrow below Symbol
Scroll down a little and you will find the dot and various lengths of line:
Highlight the symbol you want to use and click Insert to insert the dot:
Note that this will look different according to which font you’re using.
When you want to do this again, you only need to click on the down arrow under Symbol and you will find recently used symbols showing in the first drop-down:
This article has explained how to add a dot or line over a numeral to indicate a repeating decimal.
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