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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

 

Want to write fractions like they are supposed to look, or some other handy symbols like 70° (70 degrees) or 59¢? Here are some handy shortcuts that work with most fonts without having to open Character Map:

 

70° = Alt+0176 (on number pad only with Num Lock turned on)

£ = Alt+0163

¢ = Alt+0162

± = Alt+0177

¼ = Alt+0188

½ = Alt+0189

¾ = Alt+0190

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Hi! The shortcut symbol which eludes me is the simple 'tick' or 'check' mark, as in "please check the box" or 'yes, that is correct'. And, of course, the opposite - large 'X' for 'incorrect'................

 

Any 'shortcut' ideas, please without digging into special symbols keyboards, etc ?

 

Thanks!

 

RossRon

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Hello! I tried several of these in "Word" and "Notepad" and they didn't work. What am I doing wrong?

 

jnulr :(

 

In Word (or Office generally), you could use Insert | Symbol, which will display a dlg.box. In other programs, i would suggest using CharMap, a program found under Accessories | System tools (is this what it's called in the English version?). This will display a similar window. Personally, I prefer to hit Windows Key + R (to show the Run program dlg), and then type "charmap" + Enter.

Notice that this window will also display the Alt-code you could alternatively use, so you can memorize the ones you use frequently, and type the Alt-codes directly into your document.

If typing the codes directly doesn't work, maybe you are not using the numeric part of the keyboard. The numbers above the letters will NOT work (yep, problem if you are using a laptop keyboard...)

 

Hope this helps...

 

hartvix

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In Word (or Office generally), you could use Insert | Symbol, which will display a dlg.box. In other programs, i would suggest using CharMap, a program found under Accessories | System tools (is this what it's called in the English version?). This will display a similar window. Personally, I prefer to hit Windows Key + R (to show the Run program dlg), and then type "charmap" + Enter.

Notice that this window will also display the Alt-code you could alternatively use, so you can memorize the ones you use frequently, and type the Alt-codes directly into your document.

If typing the codes directly doesn't work, maybe you are not using the numeric part of the keyboard. The numbers above the letters will NOT work (yep, problem if you are using a laptop keyboard...)

 

Hope this helps...

 

hartvix

 

 

Thanks! Using the "insert" key worked☺!!!!

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