Insert crazy characters into your documents!

Question

Learn how to insert typographic characters into documents.

Answer

This question was answered on July 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Do your documents occasionally need a special typographic character? If so, then I have the ultimate character tool for you Not only can you choose from a myriad of choices, you can also place them wherever you want

Follow the steps below:

1 Select the 'Start' button

3 Mouse over the 'Programs' option

2 Choose 'Accessories', 'System Tools', and then Character Map

*A shortcut is to just press Windows-R, type charmap, and press Enter.

(If you don't have the character map installed you will need to open the help option to learn how to install it.)

Once the character map is open you can set your font, double-click the character you need, click the Copy button, and paste the character into the desired document Windows 2000 & XP allows you to drag and drop from the character map's 'Characters to copy' box to WordPad and several other applications.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on July 23, 2004