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Adding Symbol Text to BOM or Table Cells

You can add symbols such as spherical diameter or plus/minus to text-based table cell entries.

To add symbol text to a table cell:

  1. From the table, double-click a cell.
    If the cell entry is linked to a property, you are prompted to break or retain the link:
    • Break the link to change the table display without changing the property.
    • Retain the link to modify the property.

    The Note toolbar appears.

  2. Type or modify text, and click Add Symbol .
  3. From the Symbols dialog box, click a Symbol library and select a library item.
    For example, click the Modifying Symbols library and select Spherical Diameter.
  4. Click OK.
    The selected symbol appears in the cell.

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