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hansteis
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: need simple macro explanation Reply with quote

I became totally confused while trying to follow the instructions in “Getting Started With Macros;” it seemed aimed at someone who understands programming. What I need to do is make keyboard shortcuts so that alt-c gives me circumflex c, alt-a gives me umlaut a, etc. Is this process explained simply anywhere? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard answer:
Record a macro of your action "Insert > Special Character..." and assign a keyboard shortcut to use it.
Note: you can't assign ALT key combinations.

Does this help?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to use your recorded macro with different fonts you need to edit it after recording to remove the font information. See this thread

It is possible to use Alt-Key Shortcuts, but only if you install another set of macros produced by IanNZ. This thread explains how to set up the Alt-Key Handler. After setting it up successfully, you can press Alt-A to configure the keyboard to run your own macros for inserting c circumflex etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: how do I assign it? Reply with quote

I understand how to record a macro--I have just made one to insert the character c-circumflex, and have named it ch. But a search of the guide for the word "assign" gives me no clear information on how, for example, I could assign the key combination control-c to run that macro.
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