|• Don Edrington's Home Page • Bio|
Using the Windows Character Map (shown above)
Win7 (and later) users will type charmap into the Search window at the bottom of the Start Menu.
Choose the font corresponding to the one you're using and click on a character. Next click Select>Copy to copy the character.
Return to your document, click where you want the character inserted, and go to Edit>Paste (or do Ctrl+V) to insert it.
Microsoft Office users can go to Insert>Symbol to accomplish the same thing.
If you plan on using a special character multiple times (such as the ° symbol in several recipes) it's easier to copy and paste one you've already created by using one of the above procedures. For MSOffice users, it's even easier to use "AutoCorrect" for this purpose.
Click on Tools>AutoCorrect Options. Here you will find a collection of commonly misspelled words in the "Replace" list followed by the correct spelling in the "With" list. You will also see that certain symbols, such as the © (Copyright) will replace the typing of (c). Beyond all this, you can create your own "corrections."
Using the "degrees" symbol as an example, copy and paste your previously made symbol into the "With" box. Then type a simple code into the "Replace" box, such as, say, dg. Finally, click the Add button. Henceforth, typing dg, followed by pressing Enter or the space bar, will generate the ° symbol wherever you want it.
Win (Windows) Key Same as clicking on Start
Win Key + E Opens Windows Explorer
Win Key + F = Find Files & Folders
Win Key + R brings up the Run command.
Win Key + Pause/Break Key takes you to System Properties
Win Key + D toggles you between the Desktop and wherever you happen to be.
(Same as Pressing Right Button on a Mouse)
for Windows Computers
Hold down Ctrl and press the indicated key
to execute the following commands: EDIT
Ctrl + A = Select All
Ctrl + X = Cut
Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + V = Paste
Ctrl + F = Find
Ctrl + H = Find & Replace
Ctrl + Z = Undo Ctrl + Y = Redo
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl + N = New Document
Ctrl + O = Open Existing Document
Ctrl + P = Print
Ctrl + W = Close
Font Styles (with text selected)
Ctrl + B = Bold
Ctrl + I = Italic
Ctrl + U = Underlined.
Ctrl + L = Left Aligned
Ctrl + R = Right Aligned
Ctrl + E = Center Aligned
Ctrl + J = Justified
Ctrl + 1 = Single Line Spacing
Ctrl + 2 = Double Line Spacing
Ctrl + 5 = 1½ Line Spacing
Ctrl + Home = Top of Document
Ctrl + End = Bottom of Document
Ctrl + Page Up = Top of Page
Ctrl + Page Down = Bottom of Page
Alt + 0191 = ¿
Alt + 0161 = ¡
Alt + 0209 = Ñ
Alt + 0241 = ñ
Alt + 0225 = á
Alt + 0233 = é
Alt + 0237 = í
Alt + 0243 = ó
Alt + 0250 = ú
Alt + 0252 = ü
Alt + 0186 = °
(1° = primero)
Alt + 0170 = ²
(2² = segunda)