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Can I use special characters in my abstract?

Although you cannot type special characters directly into the Abstract field, you can insert special characters by copying and pasting them from another program.  For example, you can use the Insert Symbol functionality in Microsoft Word to create your special characters, or use Character Map, a free program available from the Accessories menu of your Windows operating program.

Note: Most special characters created by these tools are supported by Web browsers, and should, therefore, display properly. 

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