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How to Type Special Characters

Aug 17, 2007
Here are some of the most common keyboard symbols you need to familiarize yourself with when learning to type. Keep this list handy for easy reference.

EXCLAMATION MARK ! SHIFT 1

AT SIGN @ SHIFT 2

NUMBER SIGN # SHIFT 3

DOLLAR SIGN $ SHIFT 4

PERCENT SIGN % SHIFT 5

CARET SIGN ^ SHIFT 6

AMPERSAND & SHIFT 7

ASTERISK * SHIFT 8

PARENTHESIS ( ) SHIFT 9 & 10

QUESTION MARK ? SHIFT /

BRACKETS { } SHIFT RIGHT OF P

EQUALS = RIGHT OF HYPHEN

PLUS + SHIFT =

Print this list and keep these keyboard symbols handy for easy reference.
About the Author
Pam Connolly is a professional educator with the San Diego School District. She
has been teaching kids how to type for over 11 years. To teach your child typing,
visit http://www.1stoplearntotype.com.
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