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Lesson 4. Introduction to Mac OS X Appli... > Add special characters to your docum...

Add special characters to your document

1.
Open TextEdit (it's in the Applications folder). A new, blank document appears on your screen. You'll see the insertion point flashing—that's where new characters will appear.

2.
From the “View” menu on the palette (circled on the opposite page), choose “Glyph.”

3.
From the two “Font” menus, choose the typeface family and the individual style that you want to look at. In the example on the opposite page, you see the font “Skia.” (Later, experiment with Zapfino!)

4.
Scroll through the character pane to find the glyph you want. (“Glyph” refers to any individual variation of any character. For instance, above you see seven different glyphs for the ampersand character.)

5.
Double-click the glyph you want to see on your page.

TIP

To reduce the Character Palette to a tiny box that is out of the way, but accessible, click its green Zoom button.


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