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MS Word Keyboard Assignment

By robinscott48 ·
I sometimes have to write in Russian. The standard Russian keyboard is as hotch-potch as the English qwerty one. When using WordPerfect 5.2 on Windows 95 I compeletely re-assigned the keyboard on a phonetic basis by assigning a macro to each key which produced the ascii character which was then translated into a Russian character by the Cyrillic font "Arial Cyr".

I'm now using Word 2000 on Windows 98. Is there any way of producing a similar result? Word doesn't appear to allow the re-assignment of alpha-numeric keys, and in any case the Cyrillic characters appear to be produced by a different system on Windows 98. Any suggestions?

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Um - jsut a suggestion

by AcidJazz In reply to MS Word Keyboard Assignme ...

Wot about assigning various thngs to autocorrects - so you type it and then word autocorrects it to the right letter. I have to have alot of scientifi symbols in my writing, so omega beacomes (o) delta becomes dlt and so on. Its a little clumsy but I cant think of how to do it. Im still getting to grips with office XP - i went to that from office 97 on win 95 hehe

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by robinscott48 In reply to Um - jsut a suggestion

Yes, that's a very interesting suggestion, and one well worth following up - except that it leaves the question of how I could auto-correct to a Russian/ Cyrillic character as I don't know where to find them: they seem to be generated somewhere in the bowels of Windows 98! Any ideas on that?

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by robinscott48 In reply to Ingenious!

Since wrtiting "Ingenious" I have tried auto-correct as you suggested and did have some success. I managed to "correct" all the letters to the keys that I wanted. However the drawback is that autocorrect only seems to kick in with the insertion of a space after the character. So if I type a whole word in Russian it will remain uncorrected except for, perhaps, the last letter. So I would need to be continually inserting and removing a space as I typed. I'm also wondering whether I could set up two Russian keyboards - one with and one without autocorrect - in case I end up tearing my hair out and just want the old one back!!

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