There are several buttons you will need to press together to a make a star symbol on your keyboard. The star symbol is formed by a code called an "Alt code" because it involves pressing the "Alt" button. You can memorise this code to quickly insert stars into your Microsoft Word document.
Open a Microsoft Word document by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop.
Press down your "Alt" key and do not release it.
Press "0, 7, 2." A star will appear in you Word document.
You must have Dingbats font installed on your computer for the star "Alt code" to work.