Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to Michael McWatters)
I think this might get you what you want. In Keynote go to
Edit -> Special Characters..
in the window that pops up, select the icon to the right of Characters
In that window, select the icon to the upper left and choose "Customize List..."
Enable "Dingbats" from that list
and when you go back to the main screen, you should see Dingbats as a choice. That's where you will find Web and Wingdings along with other fonts of that type.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to Kyn Drake)
Thanks for the tip, Kyn. That allows me to manually insert the character I needed, which is helpful, but it doesn't make Webdings available / usable in the font menu, as it was in the previous version of Keynote.
In the meantime, your fix is a temporary solution I can live with, so thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Michael McWatters)
Michael McWatters wrote:
it doesn't make Webdings available / usable in the font menu, as it was in the previous version of Keynote.
When you can type webdings by just changing the font, there is a strong risk that others reading a digital copy of your document will not see these symbols but see Latin letters instead. Using the character palette ensures this will not happen, and that is the way programs are moving (sometimes slowly, however).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
My primary use of Keynote is for creating wireframes and schematics which I share as flat files (PNGs, primarily), so embedding fonts is not problematic.
This worked in the last version of Keynote, so not sure what's gone wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 7:11 PM (in response to Michael McWatters)
The same symbols in Webdings are not found in the special character list. The fast forward symbol, marked by two triangles ( >>), custom color, is frequently used in my text and main logo. How do I find a way to get this symbol and all related videographer symbols back into my documents?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 9:09 PM (in response to mcgreer)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 12:16 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Ok, thank you, I did not realize the customize list button would add additional options. FYI, after adding the symbol, it shows up on my doc as a copyright warning and am not able to use it after all:
"Private Use Areas
In Unicode, the Private Use Areas are three ranges of code points (U+E000–U+F8FF in the BMP, and planes 15 and 16) that, by definition, will not be assigned characters by the Unicode Consortium. The code points in these areas can not be considered as standardized characters in Unicode itself. They are intentionally left undefined so that third parties may define their own characters without conflicting with Unicode Consortium assignments. Under the Unicode Stability Policy, the Private Use Areas will remain allocated for that purpose in all future Unicode versions."
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 5:47 AM (in response to mcgreer)
FYI, after adding the symbol, it shows up on my doc as a copyright warning and am not able to use it after all:
"Private Use Areas
In Unicode, the Private Use Areas ...
If you interpret that text to be a "copywrite warning" that restricts your use of the font or the symbol, that is not correct. It has nothing at all to do with copywrite, but refers to technical encoding issues. Everybody can use these characters wherever and whenever they want.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 7:20 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 7:33 AM (in response to Michael McWatters)
Michael McWatters wrote:
this is what appears in my document when I try to use a right arrow Webding. (In fact, every symbol I try to insert this way looks like this.)
Sorry, I forgot to say earlier that you must select these characters and set the font for them to Webdings for them to appear properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 10:27 PM (in response to Michael McWatters)
The webdings are still in the fontbook, but you can't type them in any longer. You can copy and paste where you need them or if you use them often type a placeholder character then do a find and replace. It's a PITA but it works.