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Chapter 7. Typography > To insert one Zapf Dingbat or Symbol character:

To insert one Zapf Dingbat or Symbol character:

1.
Choose the Content tool, then click in your text to create an insertion point.

2.
For a Zapf Dingbat character, press Cmd-Shift-Z/Ctrl-Shift--Z. For a Symbol character, press Cmd-Shift-Q/Ctrl-Shift-Q.

3.
Press any key or keyboard combination to produce the desired Zapf Dingbat character . If you continue to type, the original, non-Dingbat typeface will reappear automatically.

Figure 1. A few Zapf Dingbats characters


Figure 2. You can use a symbol to separate sentences or paragraphs or to mark the end of a story or article. But don't limit yourself to the Zapf Dingbat and Symbol fonts—other symbol fonts are available. These symbols are from the Adobe Minion Ornaments font.


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Design idea: Make the Zapf dingbat, or any other dingbat, slightly smaller than the surrounding text, or make it huge, so it serves as a graphic.



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