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    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 26th Feb 08, 9:40 AM
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    "Tick" keyboard shortcut??
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    • 26th Feb 08, 9:40 AM
    "Tick" keyboard shortcut?? 26th Feb 08 at 9:40 AM
    Is there a keyboard shortcut to insert a "tick"??? And if so how??

    Many thanks,

    Lynsey
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    • weegie.geek
    • By weegie.geek 26th Feb 08, 9:48 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 9:48 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 9:48 AM
    hold down the left alt key to the left of the space bar, type 251 on the numeric keypad, and let go of alt.



    It's not really a tick, but it's the closest you'll get in ascii without having to use a font with an actual tick in it.
    They say it's genetic, they say he can't help it, they say you can catch it - but sometimes you're born with it
    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 26th Feb 08, 10:39 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 10:39 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 10:39 AM
    Excellent, many thanks.
    Does this work on a laptop - no numeric pad??


    Lynsey
    Last edited by Lynsey; 26-02-2008 at 10:42 AM.
  • totalsolutions
    • #4
    • 26th Feb 08, 10:42 AM
    • #4
    • 26th Feb 08, 10:42 AM
    space bar

    click or tab to the "square box" and hit the space bar

    simple
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 26th Feb 08, 10:43 AM
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    • #5
    • 26th Feb 08, 10:43 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 10:43 AM
    Thanks, great tip weegie.geek
    Last edited by save-a-lot; 26-02-2008 at 10:46 AM.
    • isofa
    • By isofa 26th Feb 08, 11:30 AM
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    • #6
    • 26th Feb 08, 11:30 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 11:30 AM
    It'll work in nearly every font on every system, as it's the square-root symbol

    Use it all the time to check off spreadsheets, on the Mac it's much easier to enter it!

    You can find "true" ticks but using a symbol font such as Windings on Windows.
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 26th Feb 08, 11:45 AM
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    • #7
    • 26th Feb 08, 11:45 AM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 11:45 AM
    It did not work using Open Office software, I have a laptop too with no number pad, so I guess the numbers across the top do not work with this shortcut??????
    • isofa
    • By isofa 26th Feb 08, 12:06 PM
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    • #8
    • 26th Feb 08, 12:06 PM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 12:06 PM
    Entering alt codes has to be done by the numeric keypad not the normal numbers at the top of the keyboard. OpenOffice must have a symbol / character map insert tool like Word... have a look through the menus.

    Else just add it to a doc on a desktop and copy it over.

    Most laptops can spoof a numeric pad but holding down the Function Key (bottom right), turning letters into it, e.g. on my Dell U I O = 4 5 6 with the Fn key pressed...
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 26th Feb 08, 1:06 PM
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    • #9
    • 26th Feb 08, 1:06 PM
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    • 26th Feb 08, 1:06 PM
    thanks - same on my laptop too. Will try it
  • sonnymanou
    I've just tried to find it on my macbook in an ordinary text window like the one I'm typing in now.

    I held down the left alt button and pressed "v".

    Here it is again.



    You prompted me to go looking for it.

    √√√√√√

    Loving it.

    √√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√

    Can you tell?

    Thanks! √

    Sonny
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 26th Aug 11, 6:10 AM
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    Hi,

    in Open Office, Writer and Calc, hit insert, special character, change right hand dropdown to mathematical operators, you will find it there.

    Y'all take care now.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 26th Aug 11, 9:28 AM
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    Loving it.
    √√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√√
    Originally posted by sonnymanou
    It looks to me that you are a bit ticked off...
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 26th Aug 11, 10:40 AM
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    pogofish
    Fire up the Charachter Map (Accessories/System Tools menu), and you can either read-off the relavent shortcut for every font on your system or simply C&P it.

    If you don't have charmap.exe, you can enable via "Add or Remove Windows Components"
  • doltage
    A

    I think if you use the font marlett and A should also get you a tick in MS Excel but it doesn't work here
  • shortim
    ✔ here is a proper tick not a square root symbol you can copy and paste this.
    On my mac I had a row of these in the Stickies so I could copy and paste them but I have just found this…
    go to edit>substitutions>show substitutions>tick text replacement box and click Text Preferences lozenge>click text at the top>click+>choose a keystroke or combination (I chose alt$ ) and then in the next box paste that nice tick.
    Once done in every application that you have checked Text Replacement
    and you type alt$ you'll get ✔ remember you have to press space bar after it or it won't change ✔✔✔
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 25th Nov 11, 3:32 PM
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    One would hope that the OP would have solved the problem 3 months ago!
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