Character map makes using special characters EASY! ♥ ♫ Ώ ∑ ἣ ۞ ♀ ►

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Did you ever wonder how to type a special character?  You could memorize special keyboard combinations (hold down ALT and type 0174 on the numeric keypad, for instance to see ®), or you could locate the symbol on the Character Map and copy and paste the character.

Character Map

 

These  extra characters are called Extended Characters. For any typeface, you can see all of the available extra characters, if you use the Character Map. Note that different fonts have different characters. Some fonts include many Extended Characters, and some include only basic ones.

 

To find the Character Map:  Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. I repeat: the Extended Character map is different, depending on the typeface you are using. Some typefaces have more special characters than others. I have a shortcut to the Character Map in my task bar, because it makes using it easier.

 

There are hundreds of Extended Characters. ► ė Ö ũ φ ǽ σ ≠   See the illustration above, and you will notice that the selected font is Times New Roman. Use the little triangle at the right to change to any other font you have on your system. Also note that there are more characters than appear on the screen, so you will have to drag down the scroll bar on the right side of Character Map to see them all. The heart, for instance, is way down in the Character Map.

To use the special character, locate it and click on it once, then use the Select and Copy buttons. Go to your document and paste (hold down CTRL  and type v to paste).

 

 

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Kathy Sheehan
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Using the character map was one of the first things I learned when I started working with a computer!

Apr 23, 2013 06:58 AM #1
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Liz Lockhart
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Kathy~It is amazing, though, how many people do not even know that it exists!

Apr 23, 2013 07:03 AM #2
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John Pusa
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Liz - Thank you for the very good information about character map makes using special character easy.

Apr 23, 2013 09:51 AM #3
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Liz Lockhart
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John~You are welcome!

Apr 23, 2013 10:26 AM #4
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Liz:  No wonder your posts always look so beautifully done and creative too ... will have to bookmark this for future use ...

Gene

Apr 23, 2013 10:30 AM #5
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Liz Lockhart
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Gene~Thanks, though this one looks pretty ugly... I couldn't think of a way to dress it up. Maybe I'll do that later...

Apr 23, 2013 10:50 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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I was not familiar with the Character Map.  Thanks for sharing the tip.

Apr 23, 2013 11:55 PM #7
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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And on the MacBook very easy too, EDIT - SPECIAL CHARACTERS menu. Great topic Liz.

Apr 24, 2013 12:07 AM #8
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Liz Lockhart
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Roy~You are welcome! It's great to know that someone was helped!

Apr 24, 2013 12:16 AM #9
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Liz Lockhart
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Gary~Thanks for the Mac tip. It's easy as soon as you know such a thing even exists, isn't it?

Apr 24, 2013 12:18 AM #10
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Good morning Liz,

How interesting is that!! I did not know about this so learned something new today..I came by after seeing Roy re-blog your post!

Apr 24, 2013 09:16 PM #11
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Thanks, Dorie! It is always good to know that someone was helped by a blog, isn't it?

Apr 26, 2013 11:09 AM #12
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