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Old 06-21-2021, 11:17 AM   #16
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No Mac here. Windows and Android only.

If your PC does not have a 'tablet mode' allowing for an onscreen keyboard, then you will need to use ALT codes. Phone, tablet or a laptop that has 'tablet mode' should allow access to all those special characters.

Familiar with Windows Character Map?

To access:
Windows Key + R
This will open a run window
In the dialogue box, type charmap
Opens Windows character map
Type what you need, leave the rest. ;-)
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Old 06-21-2021, 02:34 PM   #17
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Are you using the Danish keyboard when the error occurs? Those character codes may work only on the English keyboard.
This is as far as I've gotten with this today: I must have the English keyboard going and then I can get this one to work.

: CTRL+SHIFT+@, A

I haven't tried the other two. And the is always capital. I have to manually get it to go to lowercase. I need to screw with it a bit more, but only had my lunch hour to do it, and I was busy finishing my homework for class this evening. I'm looking into the other suggestions, guys, and appreciate all the input. Hey, at least one of them is starting to work.

Stay tuned. Sometimes all one needs to fix these issues is to ask for help, and then it starts working.

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Old 06-21-2021, 04:33 PM   #18
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Ducati Honey-

No Mac here. Windows and Android only.

If your PC does not have a 'tablet mode' allowing for an onscreen keyboard, then you will need to use ALT codes. Phone, tablet or a laptop that has 'tablet mode' should allow access to all those special characters.

Familiar with Windows Character Map?

To access:
Windows Key + R
This will open a run window
In the dialogue box, type charmap
Opens Windows character map
Type what you need, leave the rest. ;-)
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You can always use the windows character map. Open the start menu and type charmap in the search box. You can copy/paste from there and it'll also give you the alt-codes.
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Old 06-21-2021, 04:38 PM   #19
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Haven't had a chance to work on that...geez! Gimme some time. I don't even know the Windows Character Map is. I'll figure it out, but class is starting shortly.
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Isn't that the opposite of how it works?
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Old 06-22-2021, 09:09 AM   #22
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OK - did the character map thing. That takes a while, but it's reliable. This may be the best way to do this, as the combination of keystrokes still doesn't seem to yield the letters I need consistently.

I wish the character map could be parked on the desktop. Anyone know if that's possible?
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LINK Two ways to keep Character Map on your desktop
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Now we're cookin' with gas! Thanks. Excited to look into this.
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Wow! You're really excited about that!
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If you're talking about the dupe post, that's BARF's doing, but I am pretty excited about this. I'm starting to have to write a bit in dansk, so I welcome this speeding up of my efforts.
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If copy-and-paste from the character map works without rejecting the input as you saw with keystroke entry, it's probably not an autocorrect problem. So it seems like Word is just grumpy about the special keystrokes.

Another possible solution, then, is implementing those 6 characters as macros and assigning a keyboard input to each one. I've done that, using ALT+SHIFT+A for , ALT+A for , etc.

Trouble is, it's a bit of a PITA to set up, and you'd probably need help. Also, you'd have to start with a macro-enabled template, a small inconvenience but still inconvenient. And, I'm doing this on a desktop computer, not a Surface, so there's no guarantee it would solve your problem.

If nothing else works out for you, and you'd like to try the macros, I've included them below. You would probably have to ask someone local for help installing them in a template and showing you how to define shortcuts.

Code:
Sub Macro1()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub


Sub Macro2()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub


Sub Macro3()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub


Sub Macro4()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub


Sub Macro5()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub


Sub Macro6()
    Selection.TypeText Text:=""
End Sub
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Old 06-22-2021, 12:47 PM   #29
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Many thanks, Dan. I’m very likely to need a hand with that, but let me see what I can make happen.
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Old 06-23-2021, 11:48 AM   #30
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Lots of better solutions than these next two proposals,

AutoCorrect can be 'told' to offer your necessary Danish version or,

Use FIND/REPLACE to correct everything after the fact.

Actually, FIND/REPLACE isn't all that bad. One time, document wide placement of proper characters over vowels.
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