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Chapter 3. Editing Text in a Web Page > Insert Special Characters (Symbols)

13. Insert Special Characters (Symbols)



Some of the characters you might need in your text—such as copyright, trademark, or foreign currency symbols—aren't on your keyboard. Such characters are loosely bundled under the name “special characters” or “symbols.” To add special characters to your text, use Contribute's Special Characters menu and the Insert Other Character dialog box.

1.
Position Your Insertion Point

Position the mouse pointer at the spot where you want to add a special character and click. The insertion point appears where you clicked to mark the spot where the character you choose will be inserted.

2.
Choose Insert, Special Characters

Choose Insert, Special Characters from the menu bar. The submenu you see contains most of the commonly used special characters.

3.
Choose Your Character

If the character you want appears in the Special Characters submenu, choose it from the menu. The menu disappears, and the character appears at the insertion point.

4.
Or Choose Other

If the character you want to insert does not appear in the Special Characters submenu, choose Other from the bottom of the menu to open the Insert Other Character dialog box.

5.
Click the Character and Click OK

The dialog box contains almost 100 additional special characters. Click the button for the one you want to insert and then click OK.

6.
View the Result

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The special characters you insert display properly when your page is viewed through Contribute and through most common browsers, but uncommon or very old browsers might display the wrong characters. Therefore, don't overuse special characters, and pay special attention to these characters when testing your page (see 75 Preview Your Work).

The character you selected in step 3 or 5 appears at the point you clicked in step 1.

Special characters take on the formatting (font, color, and so on) of the characters around them. If you later change the formatting (the font, in particular), the special characters might not display properly. If that happens, reinsert the special characters after you change formatting (see 20 Change the Font, Size, or Color of Text).

When you add text that contains special characters by importing or copying that text from another program, the special characters might not come out right in Contribute. Carefully check any imported special characters and replace them as necessary (see 65 About Inserting External Documents).

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