I created some text "shortcuts" (well..not very short) in Keyboard. For example, when I type \alpha I get α, and if I type \sigma I get σ. While this works in almost everything on my computer, it doesn't work in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word and PowerPoint). I wonder if there is a way to make these shortcuts also work in MS Office. Thanks!

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Unfortunately MS Office products live in the own world.

So to make the Alpha and Sigma words be replaced with Greek symbols you need to do following.

Open Word- Preference.

Now choose the Auto Correct

There is a field called Replace -With where you can now do that.

See this example:

alpha sigma

Use same process for PowerPoint.

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  • I wonder whether Word for Mac has the same feature as Word for Windows: if you open the “Math AutoCorrect” tab, there is a checkbox for applying math autocorrection outside formulas, too (i.e. outside formulas constructed using Equation Tools). And math autocorrection has a large number of “corrections” predefined, e.g. \alpha produces α. – Jukka K. Korpela Jan 18 '15 at 8:30
  • @JukkaK.Korpela good point, care to make that a question! – Ruskes Jan 18 '15 at 8:31

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