Typing Symbol Shortcuts
Dear Computer Lady,
Where might I find a directory to creating all the little symbols from my keyboard?
I know the heart ? but that is about it.
Do you have a shortcut listing?
You can type these symbols on your keyboard using the Alt key to the left of your spacebar, and the number keys on the right of your keyboard. The number keys at the top of the keyboard will not work. This also means that it probably won’t work on your laptop if it doesn’t have a number keypad on the right. I have seen directions for a workaround using the numlock key, but I tried it on my laptop and it didn’t work. The best way to get these symbols is to copy them from a text document (or website) and paste them into your document.
There is a very complete shortcut listing on this website:
Here are a few to get you started.
Alt 1 ? Happy Smiley
Alt 2 ? Sad Smiley
Alt 3 ? Heart
Alt 11 ? Male Sign
Alt 12 ? Female Sign
Alt 13 ? Quaver
Alt 14 ?
Alt 15 ? Sun
Alt 16 ? Right arrow
Alt 17 ? Left arrow
Alt 18 ? Up and down arrow
Alt 19 ? Double exclamation mark