WD98: How to Enter the Command Symbol into a Word Document

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Symptoms
In Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition, you are unable to insert theCOMMAND symbol (ASCII 17) into a document when you use Chicago font andpress CONTROL+Q.
Cause
Characters that require the CONTROL key (for example, the COMMAND symbol)for insertion are unavailable, because the CONTROL key is used for shortcutkeys in Microsoft programs.
Workaround
To insert the COMMAND symbol into a Word document, either of the followingmethods.

Method 1: Mac OS 8.x

If you are running Mac OS 8.x, follow these steps to insert the COMMANDsymbol:
  1. On the Font menu, click Chicago.
  2. Press CONTROL+OPTION+Q.
If you are running Mac OS 8.x using Chicago and Charcoal system fonts, theCOMMAND character can be inserted by pressing CONTROL+OPTION+17.

Method 2: Use Apple Key Caps

If you are using Apple Key Caps, follow these steps to insert the COMMANDsymbol:
  1. On the Apple menu, click Key Caps.
  2. On the Key Caps menu, click Chicago.
  3. Press CONTROL+Q to insert the COMMAND symbol.
  4. Select the COMMAND symbol in the Key Caps box.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  6. Switch to Word and place the insertion point where you want the COMMAND symbol.
  7. On the Font menu, click Chicago.
  8. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
More information
After the COMMAND symbol is entered, you can save it as an AutoText entryfor use at any time. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the COMMAND symbol (which is now in the document).
  2. On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then click New.
  3. In the "Please name your AutoText entry" box, type a descriptive name for your AutoText entry, and then click OK.
To insert the symbol from your AutoText entry, follow these steps:
  1. On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then click AutoText.
  2. Click to select the AutoText entry you want, and then click Insert.
To assign a keystroke to this AutoText entry, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Commands tab.
  2. Click Keyboard.
  3. In the Categories list, click AutoText. In the Commands list, click the name of the AutoText entry representing the COMMAND symbol.
  4. In the "Press New Shortcut Key" box, press a keystroke combination (for example, press CONTROL+Q), and then click Assign.
  5. Click Close twice.
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
125637 WD: Can't Insert Symbols by Typing ASCII Value in MacWord
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Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

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