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Old 11-10-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
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I use the Spanish keyboard layout and the @ does not appear in Word. Does anyone know how put it there? Also, I can't find the character map; it seems like it's not on this computer. I'm new to XP, though. Where might the character map be?


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1. How to launch the Character Map:

• Press Windows Key + R, type charmap, press OK.


2. What to do if above command doesn't work:

• Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl, press OK.

• Click on Add/Remove Windows Components (third button on the left pane).

• Select Accessories and Utilities, and then press on the Details button.

• Select Accessories, and then press again on the Details button.

• Check the box next to Character Map.

• Press OK. Press OK again.

• Press Next. Press Finish.

• Close the Add/Remove Programs Wizard.


3. How to insert a symbol in MS Word:

• Go to the Insert menu, and click on Symbol. If you do not see Symbol in the drop-down menu, click on Insert twice, to unfold the whole menu.

• On the Symbols tab, make sure you are viewing the right Font you intend using. To insert a symbol from your font currently in use in your document, click the down arrow on the right side of the Font box and select (normal text); this is actually the first from the top of the list.

• Select the symbol you want, click Insert, and then click Close.


A couple of questions for you:
a. Can you type @ anywhere except MS Word, or not at all?
b. Some localized keyboard layouts have @ (SHIFT + 2) and " (SHIFT + ') swapped.

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Old 11-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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I can type the @ right now; it's only on Word that I can't find it. I did find the character map, though.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:12 AM   #4
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So, now you can type @ everywhere but MS Word - right?
In Word, you have to use the Insert Symbol approach - right?
In all other programs, you type @ by pressing SHIFT+2 - right?
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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Sorry it took so long. Those statements are all correct.

What can I do?

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