So you are finally dealing with statistics, I know that making x- symbol is not the thing you searched before, but that is what you are going to use on the regular basis. There are some people who are just started dealing with stats and know how to make x- symbols in Word.

Go through the simple article that we have managed to prepared for you on how to make x- symbol in Word, on Windows as well as macOS.

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## What is X-Bar Symbol? and Why Do we Need It?

Let’s get straight to the point, the x-bar symbol is heavily used in **Statistics**. The sample of data is collected from the population which is represented and calculated in a single or one value known as statistics. The same single value is used to approximate the characteristics which are true for the whole population known as **Parameters**.

The x-bar is the symbol or expression which is used to standardly represent the sample mean, statistics, along with the mean to approximate the true population parameters. Alternately, the x-bar is also used to calculate the arithmetic mean used to measures the sum of measurements, later on, divided by the total number of measurements.

Now that you got some hunch about the x-bar symbol, let’s see how to make it in word.

## Make an X-Bar Symbol in Word using Windows

Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

**Step 1: **Open **Microsoft Word**, you probably have to download one if it’s absent on your Windows PC.

**Step 2: **From the upper tab menu, click on **Insert.**

**Step 3: **Select the **Equation**, represented in the pi symbol located at the top-right corner of the toolbar.

**Step 4: **Type **X** into the equation box.

**Step 5: **Next you need to **highlight the X** in the equation box, just drag your mouse cursor over “X” to highlight it.

**Steps 6: **Click on **Accent** located in the toolbar at the top-right area of the screen. Represented in a lowercase “a” with umlauts.

** Steps 7: A menu** of accent symbols will appear, just scroll down and select the first box under the “Overbars and Underbars” icon is represented in a square with the bar icon on the top.

This will place a bar above your ‘x’s and create an X- bar symbol in WordPress.

## Make an X-Bar Symbol in Word using macOS

Follow the steps to do so:

**Step 1:** Visit the **Applications** menu and open **Word**.

**Step 2:** Just type ‘**X**‘ anywhere on the page, this will make the X-bar appear.

**Step 3:** Once done, just press the **Ctrl + Command + Space** button simultaneously to open the character viewer.

**Step 4:** Now type** ‘combining overline’** into the **Search box.** Combining overline is represented with a black line around corner rectangle.

**Step 5:** Click on the combining line, the ‘x’ that you were typed earlier will appear in **x-bar.**

‘Recently Used’ panel will be added in the Character Viewer so you need to go through the same process to create an x-bar.

That’s it for now, hope this helps! We are glad to know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then, stay tuned for more info.