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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 nicely. 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.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>