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MS-Word 2000/Character Map Symbols

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by kamull01, Dec 17, 2003.

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  1. kamull01

    kamull01 Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2003
    How does one get character map symbols to show up in MS-Word 2000?

    In Windows XP, Program Files > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map will show the symbols in the character map for a given font. After clicking on a symbol, the keystroke combination will show in the lower right (for example, ALT+0230 for 'æ'). So, far, I've been copying and pasting the symbol from the character map to get it to appear in text (as I did here to get the 'æ' to show up).

    But this is going to get tedious. I can't figure out how to get it to appear by using keystrokes. Pressing the ALT key (either the left one or the right one) and typing the numbers (e.g., 0230) doesn't bring anything on the MS-Word screen, even when the font matches that of the character map. So, I need a step-by-step set of instructions on how to key-in ALT+0230, for example, on the keyboard and get 'æ' to appear on the screen.

    And to make it even easier, there must be a way to map a symbol or a set of keystrokes to a keyboard key. But, I can't figure out how. Can someone give me some directions?

  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    It should work, unless your keyboard driver does not support it for some strange reason.

    You are using the number pad keys I assume, and not the numeric keys above the main keys? (only Number Pad keys are usually supported on many standard keyboards)
  3. md2lgyk


    Jul 3, 2003
    You should also check to see if NumLock is on.
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