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Laughing Heir

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Does anyone know how to place unicode into a Wintotal report? The reason I'm asking is that I see the +/- symbol in other people's reports (from other software providers) and hate the way +/- looks compared to the plus sign on top of the minus one.

I've tried to use keyboard shortcuts that work in practically all other windows based software and it works fine. Has anyone else tried to do this or been successful?
 

David Beasley

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Does anyone know how to place unicode into a Wintotal report? The reason I'm asking is that I see the +/- symbol in other people's reports (from other software providers) and hate the way +/- looks compared to the plus sign on top of the minus one.

I've tried to use keyboard shortcuts that work in practically all other windows based software and it works fine. Has anyone else tried to do this or been successful?

I can't get Unicode symbols to type directly into WinTotal either, since I think it traps all "Alt" keystrokes as you trying to dump in text from your Text Database (like Alt+1, Alt+2 etc). But I can open the Character Map (Start->Accessories->System Tools->Character Map in my WinXP install) and can select the ± sign (Alt+0177), then copy it to the clipboard, and then it will paste into WinTotal just fine. Until WinTotal doesn't see the Alt key as you trying to paste text in from the text database, I don't think we can directly input Unicode symbols into a form. And I agree, it is annoying at times, not just with ±, but also with ¼, ½, ¾, and © and ®.
 

Laughing Heir

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Thank you David. It would be great to be able to add the unicode symbols you frequently use to the quick lists.

Nice workaround.
 

Laughing Heir

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David,

I just ran through your method and it works great. Thanks again!
 
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