In Excel, shortcut keys are very important for quickly entering symbols. For example, the shortcut key for the division symbol is "/". To create a shortcut key for a symbol, follow these steps:
You can also create a shortcut key for a symbol by using AutoCorrect. For example, if you frequently use the division symbol in your worksheets, you can set up AutoCorrect so that it corrects "div" to the division symbol. To do this, follow these steps:
On the File tab, click Options.
In the Proofing category, click AutoCorrect Options.
In the Replace text as you type section, select or clear the Replace text as you type check box.
If you selected the Replace text as you type check box in step 3b, do any of the following: