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How do I modify a single alt+key character or symbol?

1512 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 9:01 AM by Frederick0245 RSS
  • Frederick0245 Calculating status...

    Hi Don I have tried to get this to work but to no avail.

     

    The only two I get to work are from the defaults already avilable ie. (c) gets me the copyright icon and (r) gets me the registered Icon no others seem to work ie (p) should give a lower case p in a circle but doesnt and using the Shift / Option 3  to replace <  with the b Flat doesnt work

     

    I am interested in using the Shift/ Option 3 to get the b Flat icon used in music.

     

    Do you have ideas why this isnt working is there other settings needed?

     

    Regards

     

    Fred

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)

    Frederick0245 wrote:

     

    no others seem to work ie (p) should give a lower case p in a circle but doesnt and using the Shift / Option 3  to replace <  with the b Flat doesnt work

     

     

    Use the camera icon to post a screen shot of how you have set up Symbol and Text Substitution for these items.

  • Frederick0245 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Tom please find herewith screen grab for Symbol & text subs

     

    Regards Fred

     

    PS I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and my document is in MS Office for MAC

     

    Replace with b Flat.jpg

  • Frederick0245 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tom I have solved the problem. I needed to go into Edit>Substitutions>Text Replacement from the Edit Menu.

     

     

    To get the result from within Word goto Preferences>Text Replacement and setup the Option / Shift 3 with the b Flat.

     

    Problem seems that not all applications seem to work with the setup from within Apple preferences.

     

    Tom thanks very much for your help and time

     

    Regards

     

    Fred

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