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Q. How can I assign a shortcut key to insert a special character?

Many shortcut keys are already assigned to insert many special characters by default. To see which keys are assigned, go to:

 

Insert Special Characters

 

Any character can be assigned to your favorite shortcut key using a macro. For example, if you would like to insert ä with a shortcut key, write a macro (in this case, JavaScript):

 

document.selection.Text="ä";

 

and save this file as a file, for example, InsertA.jsee. Click Select... on the Macros, and select this file. Running this macro will insert this character. To assign a shortcut key to this macro, go to Configuration Properties, select the Keyboard tab, and then select My Macros from the Category drop-down list, and assign your favorite key to the macro.

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