Inserting Special Characters Faster in Microsoft Office
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Inserting Special Characters
|Registered trademark symbol
|Single opening quotation mark
||CTRL+`(single quotation mark), `(single quotation mark)
|Single closing quotation mark
||CTRL+' (single quotation mark), ' (single quotation mark)
|Double opening quotation marks
||CTRL+` (single quotation mark), SHIFT+' (single quotation mark)
|Double closing quotation marks
||CTRL+' (single quotation mark), SHIFT+' (single quotation mark)
||ENTER (after you type the first few characters of the AutoText entry name and when the ScreenTip appears)
Inserting Special Characters using Character Codes
To use character codes, insert the Unicode character for the specified Unicode (hexadecimal) character code. For example, to insert the euro currency symbol, type 20AC and then hold down ALT and press X. You can also use the ANSI character for the specified ANSI (decimal) character code. For example, to insert the euro currency symbol, hold down ALT and press 0128 on the numeric keypad.
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- Your own natural posture
- Keyboard and mouse placement
- Position of your screen(s)
- Chair adjustment
- And ... how often you get up and move each day
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