Help using Character Palette

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pixeler, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. pixeler macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    I'm trying to copy over a specific cross (✚) character from the Character Palette to Photoshop, but when I double-click the cross it imports as another character and changes the font type to Myriad Pro. I try to change the font back to Lucida Grande but it just stays on Myriad Pro. I've noticed this happens with a few characters.


    I've had prior success with characters like command (⌘) which initially shows up as another character, and then I just change the font to Lucida Grande and it shows up correctly.

    I'm used to being able to just do a regular copy and paste in Windows but can't seem to figure it out on a Mac. (For example, you can copy and paste those characters I included above.) Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Edit: I just noticed the layer name actually comes up as ✚ so I'm not sure why it's not showig up in the actual layer. Here's a screenshot of the contextual layer menu.

  2. pixeler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Hmm, maybe this is too specialized for the Mac Basics and Help forum. Is there another appropriate forum within MacRumors or can someone recommend a Photoshop specific site I should check out? Thanks.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    There is a Graphics and Design forum here. You can request the mods to move the thread if you like, which you can do by using the red and white triangular icon at the left under your user name.

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