Special characters in AppleWorks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cleo, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    I've gotten quite fond of the wonderful Character Palette (Edit -> Special Characters... in most Panther apps). I need to incorporate some of those characters into an AppleWorks document, but I can't find the Palette. Help?
     
  2. mugent macrumors newbie

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    I don't know much about AppleWorks, but as it's a Carbon app, there is a good chance the character palette isn't available. If you want to get a special character in there, I expect you might just have use the character palette to insert into TextEdit, and copy & paste.

    Moray
     
  3. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Ah, didn't know it was a Cocoa-only thing. My, will I be happy when Cocoa rules the Mac world and Carbon is no longer necessary...
     
  4. HexMonkey Administrator

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    System Preferences->International->Input Menu->tick 'Character palette' and 'Show input menu in menu bar'. Then go to the input menu, select Show Character Palette. It will now appear in all applications, however it will only work properly in applications that support Unicode (AppleWorks doesn't). In applications that don't, when you insert a character a different character appears in the application.

    There are a few 3rd party applications you can use that will allow you to do the same thing (and will work in non-unicode applications), and will stay there in every application-Cocoa, carbon or classic. Two are PopChar and CharView (there may be others). These two are both shareware, and some characters are disabled in their unregistered forms.
     

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