4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2007 4:08 PM by DoTcOmNaMe
DoTcOmNaMe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
i wanna take notes in chemistry class in the "notes" in the mail application, but alot of what he is doing demands exponents and subscripts....how do i make exponents with out constantly going to Character Palette and selecting them. is there a quick shortcut such as holding down, for example shift+fn or something. i dont know. any suggestions would REALLY help.

thanks

dotcomname

MacBook Pro!!, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (73,275 points)
    how do i make exponents with out constantly going to Character Palette and selecting them


    One way to do this would be to make a custom keyboard layout where your special characters replace keys you don't normally need. There is a drag/drop tool for this here:

    http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?siteid=nrsi&itemid=ukelele
  • DoTcOmNaMe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    that looks like it would work, but i dont like third party applications, if its not built into mac os x, then i guess i'll have to live with using the annoying character palette. anyone else know how to type exponents using a combination of control keys + the # or something...

    thanks in advance for all of your help!
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (73,275 points)
    i dont like third party applications


    You could delete the Ukelele tool after you use it, if that makes you feel better.

    The keyboard itself is not an app, just a text file. Having it on your machine is no different than having a note that you wrote with Mail. You could even write the keyboard with TextEdit if you want, but it is more tedious.
  • DoTcOmNaMe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    o. ok then. thanks for all your help. i just thought that apple would have created a shortcut like a shift+some other key and then the number....but o well. thanks anyway!