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Lynsey
Old 26-02-2008, 9:40 AM
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Default "Tick" keyboard shortcut??

Is there a keyboard shortcut to insert a "tick"??? And if so how??

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Old 26-02-2008, 9:48 AM
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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.
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Old 26-02-2008, 10:39 AM
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Excellent, many thanks.
Does this work on a laptop - no numeric pad??


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Old 26-02-2008, 10:42 AM
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space bar

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

simple
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Thanks, great tip weegie.geek

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Old 26-02-2008, 11:30 AM
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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.
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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??????
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Old 26-02-2008, 12:06 PM
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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...
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thanks - same on my laptop too. Will try it
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:44 AM
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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.

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Can you tell?

Thanks! √

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Old 26-08-2011, 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.

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Old 26-08-2011, 9:28 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sonnymanou View Post
Loving it.
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It looks to me that you are a bit ticked off...
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Old 26-08-2011, 10:40 AM
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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"
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Old 26-08-2011, 10:57 AM
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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
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Old 25-11-2011, 2:37 PM
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✔ 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 ✔✔✔
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Old 25-11-2011, 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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