Insert Symbols

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Default Shortcut Key: Shift+Ctrl+1 to Shift+Ctrl+8


The Insert Symbols feature provides a mechanism for defining up to eight character values which can be entered into a text file using an associated key assignment.  This feature is useful for defining characters which are not readily insertable from the keyboard, such as accented characters or special symbols which reside in the upper half of the ASCII character set.


The symbol values are defined on the Configure | Preferences | Other options page.  The default key assignments used for inserting the eight symbols are Shift+Ctrl+1 to Shift+Ctrl+8.  After defining the symbols you prefer you might wish to use the Configure | Keyboard command to associate mnemonic assignments with each symbol, such as Shift+Ctrl+A to insert an accented letter 'a'.