Reassign alt (option) keys

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  1. mpt-matthew macrumors regular

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    On my old windows PC, in word i used to be able to type symbols just as if i was typing letters.
    Not randomly, i custom assigned each symbol i used allot to each letter.

    I type a lot of symbols in my scientific notes.

    If i clicked control shift:
    ABD where alpha beta delta, 1-9 was subscript 1-9 (for chemical formulas), and i had a load more.
    I used the so often i could touch type them just like any other letter.

    I want to do the same thing on my mac, so i can type the symbols.
    I have noticed that the alt key does bring up the symbols, but they are very strange and not very useful. I dont need to type a "grave" symbol very often, but alpha all the time (but there is no alpha). And they aren't assigned to my logical letter (beta to B).
    How do i reassign the alt keys to my symbol, SURELY there is an easy way, but i have looked and not found one, HELP ME PLEASE!


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  3. mpt-matthew thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks
    Im not to bothered about the subscript, i used that more when doing chemistry, no i mainly do biology.
    With MS word for Windows, there was a selection of subscript and superscript numbers 0-9 in the symbols section, so i assigned a shortcut key to them just like any other symbol.
     
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    Thanks
    Its even better than windows because it works system wide αβλΔ :D
    Aand i have subscript and superscript numbers (i used wikipedia to find the symbols).
    Then i added auto correct so that if i type say 1.34 E3 it will make it 14.34 ×10³ .
    Very happy
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Awesome! Which tool(s) did you end up using?

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