| Barry MacDonnell's
Toolbox for WordPerfect
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templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
| Page updated Aug 1, 2015
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| Using WordPerfect symbols
Check to see if you have special symbol fonts installed, such as Wingdings, Webdings, or similar. If so, apply the symbol font in the document and then use Insert, Symbol to view (or insert) them from the "Current Font Symbols" set (Set 12) dialog.
For quicker access to the most recently used symbols: If you don't already have a Symbols button on a toolbar or property bar you can add it:
• Right-click whichever bar you choose;
• on the context menu that appears, click Settings;
• on the Customize Settings dialog that apepars, click Edit (button);
• in the editor's "Feature categories" drop list, choose Insert;
• scroll down to Symbols MRU;
• click the Add button;
• move the new button to your chosen position;
• click OK, then Close.
As a hard-copy reference for future work, you could type a sample of all keyboard characters to which the font was applied.
You can use Ctrl+w in either field in the Find and Replace dialog, or you can copy-and-paste a symbol from the document into either F&R field. [For more tips on using Find and Replace see here.]
Keyboarders: You can use just the keyboard to quickly insert a favorite symbol. For example, typing in sequence (Ctrl+w)(4)(,)(2)(Enter) will insert a small square bullet.
You can also use the keyboard to insert some symbols such as accented letters, as noted on the main Tips page here.