How to Insert Symbol in Word in C#

Sometimes we need to insert a symbol or special character in the paragraph. The article is introducing the solution to insert a symbol in Word with c# code. We will use Ä and Ë as the symbol examples to complete the process, with the help of a Word .NET API called Spire.Doc.

First we need to complete the preparatory work:

  • Download the latest Spire.Doc and install it on your machine.
  • Add the Spire.Doc.dll files as reference.
  • Open bin folder and select the three dll files under .NET 4.0.
  • Right click property and select properties in its menu.
  • Set the target framework as .NET 4.
  • Add Spire.Doc as namespace.

Here comes to the explanation of the code.

Step 1: Create an instance of Spire.Doc.Document.

[C#]
Document document = new Document();

Step 2: Add a section.

[C#]
Section section = document.AddSection();

Step 3: Add a paragraph.

[C#]
Paragraph paragraph = section.AddParagraph();

Step 4: Use unicode characters to create symbol Ä.

[C#]
TextRange tr = paragraph.AppendText('\u00c4'.ToString());

In fact, the following step5 and step6 are just the option according to your requirement.

Step 5: Set the color of symbol Ä.

[C#]
tr.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.Red;

Step 6: Add symbol Ë.

[C#]
paragraph.AppendText('\u00cb'.ToString());

Step 7: Save to Word file.

[C#]
document.SaveToFile("sample.docx", FileFormat.Docx);

Here is the full code:

[C#]
static void Main(string[] args)
{
 Document document = new Document();
 Section section = document.AddSection();
 Paragraph paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
 TextRange tr = paragraph.AppendText('\u00c4'.ToString());
 tr.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.Red;
 paragraph.AppendText('\u00cb'.ToString());
 document.SaveToFile("sample.docx", FileFormat.Docx);
}

Preview the effect screenshot:

insert symbol in word