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Old May 19th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Karen
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Default Symbol for "Centerline?"

Anyone know what the shortcut keys are for Centerline? (C with an overlapping L)
Or....how I might be able to create a symbol?
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Old May 19th, 2004, 08:51 PM
KePaHa
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Default Symbol for "Centerline?"

I'm not familiar with that symbol, but you can overlay any two characters by going to Insert, Field. Choose the field named EQ. This field has a switch (/O) which allows you to overlay characters. So, in the end, in the Field dialog box, it will look like EQ /O (C, L)
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Old May 19th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Jay Freedman
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Default Symbol for "Centerline?"

KePaHa wrote:
I'm not familiar with that symbol, but you can overlay any two
characters by going to Insert, Field. Choose the field named EQ.
This field has a switch (/O) which allows you to overlay characters.
So, in the end, in the Field dialog box, it will look like EQ /O (C,
L)


I am familiar with that symbol, and that field will get you about halfway
there. Here's the rest...

First, the switch needs to use a backslash, \O. You'll get that
automatically if you use the Options button in the Insert Field dialog.

When you do this, you'll get both letters aligned at their left and bottom
edges, but you want the vertical stem of the L to go through the center of
the C and the horizontal leg to be below the baseline. To get this, you'll
have to do some fancy surgery on the field.

First select the field and press Shift+F9 (or right-click it and select
Toggle Field Codes).

Select the C,L and change the font to Arial or another sans serif font --
I've never seen the symbol with serifs.

Select just the C. Go to Format Font, on the Character Spacing tab. In the
measurement to the right of the Spacing box, enter 3 pt. (That's assuming
the C is about 10 to 12 pt.) That will push the L three points to the right.

Now select just the L. Go to Format Font, on the Character Spacing tab
again. Set the Position box to "Lowered" and enter 3 pt in the box to its
right. That will push the L downward.

Press F9 (or right-click it and select Toggle FieldCodes again).

Select the whole symbol, press Alt+F3, and enter an AutoText name for it. In
the future you can just type the name and press F3 to insert the AutoText.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


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Old July 30th, 2018, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay Freedman View Post
KePaHa wrote:
I'm not familiar with that symbol, but you can overlay any two
characters by going to Insert, Field. Choose the field named EQ.
This field has a switch (/O) which allows you to overlay characters.
So, in the end, in the Field dialog box, it will look like EQ /O (C,
L)


I am familiar with that symbol, and that field will get you about halfway
there. Here's the rest...

First, the switch needs to use a backslash, \O. You'll get that
automatically if you use the Options button in the Insert Field dialog.

When you do this, you'll get both letters aligned at their left and bottom
edges, but you want the vertical stem of the L to go through the center of
the C and the horizontal leg to be below the baseline. To get this, you'll
have to do some fancy surgery on the field.

First select the field and press Shift+F9 (or right-click it and select
Toggle Field Codes).

Select the C,L and change the font to Arial or another sans serif font --
I've never seen the symbol with serifs.

Select just the C. Go to Format Font, on the Character Spacing tab. In the
measurement to the right of the Spacing box, enter 3 pt. (That's assuming
the C is about 10 to 12 pt.) That will push the L three points to the right.

Now select just the L. Go to Format Font, on the Character Spacing tab
again. Set the Position box to "Lowered" and enter 3 pt in the box to its
right. That will push the L downward.

Press F9 (or right-click it and select Toggle FieldCodes again).

Select the whole symbol, press Alt+F3, and enter an AutoText name for it. In
the future you can just type the name and press F3 to insert the AutoText.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
I have just visited this site for the first time looking for an answer to the same question...
I just want to say Thank You Jay Freedman for your excellent assistance... I followed the Instructions to the Letter ( :-) ) Heheheh.. and I now have my first Auto Text... I set it up Using The "Title" area and Found That I needed to use 6pt for both right shift and downward shift... Worked a treat... Thanks so much...
PGCGull
 




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