TECH: help, special characters (follow-up)
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 1, 2006, 20:25|
Mark Reed and I discussed--
> On 6/10/06, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> > A while back there was discussion of this, and IIRC someone told how to
> > insert unicode chars. in Open Office (???) by typing in the number, then
> > hitting some combination of keys involving Alt-x ?? IIRC I experimented
> > at
> > the time, and it worked, but now.....
> By now I have no doubt that you have received your requested off-list
> reply, but this was bugging me as-well, so I thought I'd share with
> the group.
> The app in question is MIcrosoft Word, not OpenOffice. If you type a
> Unicode code point in hexadecimal, and then hit Alt-X, the digits you
> have just typed are replaced in your document by the corresponding
> Unicode character.
I may have mentioned that this doesn't seem to work in my quirky version of
Word 2000; however, when the "insert spec.char." font-box comes up and you
select a char., you can then assign a CTRL+ or ALT+ keystroke, which works
Re Open Office-- you can sorta do the same, but have to go thru the "create
macro" process, which takes many steps :-((, I found the instructions in
their online help forum IIRC. It saves many a trip to the "insert" thingy.
Most of you probably know how to do this anyway, but if not, I have the
instructions written down....for anyone who might need them.