how to insert arrow symbols without using the mouse?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by kneeza, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    How can you insert a picture of an arrow (up, down, left, right) without using the mouse at all?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    huh?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    ←↑→↓

    Like those?
     
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    Tomorrow

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    How do you insert arrows WITH using the mouse?
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Edit → Special Characters
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, but I need to insert it using keyboard shortcuts.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what is the keyboard combination for inserting arrow symbols?
     
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    angelwatt

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    There isn't one.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    First, In System Preferences, under International, in the Input Menu tab, check the box next to the Unicode Hex Input method.

    Then, to enter the symbols, make sure the U.H.I. method is selected (use shift-command-spacebar to switch to it, if necessary) and then hold down shift and option while typing 2190, 2191, 2192, or 2193 for left, up, right, and down, respectively.
     
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    mahalobagel

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    Arrow Symbols

    Thanks. Copying & pasting is such a lame way for me to do this.
    Appreciate it.
     

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