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    Funny Characters on Win98SE

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    by miotti ·

    ….any ideas on this would be appreciated!

    Sometimes I have to write reports with Word in Spanish and Portuguese and i need to type characters like “??o” or “f?” or even “? – ? – ?” etc. Anyway, I use keyboard combinations to make the typing a lot fastet but, somehow nowadays, everytime I try to insert these characters the machine types out: “?~~ao” or “f??o” or “??a……..

    Any idea how I can get it back the way it was,…

    By the way, I did not change anything on my machine, but other people have access to it and they have used it,….

    Thnx

    Max

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    • #3378463

      Reply To: Funny Characters on Win98SE

      by curacao_dejavu ·

      In reply to Funny Characters on Win98SE

      Maybe they have change the keyboard settings.

      Go to start, settings , control panel, keyboard.
      if you live in the states ( and most likely all standard install) it should be US standard or US 101.

      Leopold

    • #3378454

      Reply To: Funny Characters on Win98SE

      by driv ·

      In reply to Funny Characters on Win98SE

      If it’s not your language settings:
      Try turning off auto correct. (Options – Spelling/Grammar)
      Make sure there are no entries in your custom.dic.
      Check the other file compatibility settings.

      All these are in the Options menu.

      Good luck…

    • #3378308

      Reply To: Funny Characters on Win98SE

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Funny Characters on Win98SE

      i take it you have checked to see if anyone has clobbered your keyboard combinations settings? sounds like you will need to reprogram them. I set my Spanish authors up with macros to put those characters in. then I place the macros on a toolbar. then I save the toolbar. it is easier to preserve against users changing it than programming keystroke combinations. look in Word help for specifics steps but here is the overall:
      1) record a macro for each symbol
      2) create a new toolbard
      3) right-click on a blank are of the new toolbar, pick customize.
      4) pick Macros, select your macro. drag it to the toolbar. once you do that, you can rename it…
      if it asks to save the changes to normal.dot, do it….

    • #3378302

      Reply To: Funny Characters on Win98SE

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Funny Characters on Win98SE

      i take it you have checked to see if anyone has clobbered your keyboard combinations settings? sounds like you will need to reprogram them. I set my Spanish authors up with macros to put those characters in. then I place the macros on a toolbar. then I save the toolbar. it is easier to preserve against users changing it than programming keystroke combinations. look in Word help for specifics steps but here is the overall:
      1) record a macro for each symbol
      2) create a new toolbard
      3) right-click on a blank are of the new toolbar, pick customize.
      4) pick Macros, select your macro. drag it to the toolbar. once you do that, you can rename it…
      if it asks to save the changes to normal.dot, do it….

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