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Help:RichText editor - Insert special characters and texts
Inserting Special Characters
When you are writing, it is often necessary to insert characters that are not a part of the standard keyboard. This is especially useful during the creation of documents in foreign languages that require various national letters. Another area where special characters are often needed is writing mathematical expressions.
To insert a special character into your document, press the Insert button on the toolbar. The Select Special Character dialog window that will open allows you to choose a symbol from a set containing Latin letters, numbers (including fractions), currency symbols, punctuation, arrows, and mathematical operators.
For general information on using dialog windows please refer to the Dialog Windows section of the User's Guide.
Find a character that you need in the set and select it with your mouse or the Tab key. The dialog window will close automatically and the special character will appear in PetroWiki editing area on the position of the cursor in the document.
Example using an astric "*" at the beginning of a sentence will result in a bulleted sentence.
In the edit window it looks like this:
On the live page it looks like this:
* at the beginning of a sentence will result in a bulleted sentence.
Instead of this:
- at the beginning of a sentence will result in a bulleted sentence.