Activating the function: menu "Extras", "Insert Symbol" or by pressing F6
Many words in German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish are written using symbols. Often these symbols are not available on a keyboard with e.g. English, German or French layout. For that reason this function enables the insertion of symbols in the respectively active window.
The following symbols are available:
|á, à, â, ä, ã|
|é, è, ê|
|í, ì, î|
|ó, ò, ô, ö, õ|
|ú, ù, û, ü|
By clicking (and holding) the Shift-key, the symbols are inserted in capital letters.
Inserting a symbol
There are three possibilities how to insert a symbol:
The symbol is inserted at the current cursor-position in the verb-edit-field. Afterwards the cursor is positioned behind the symbol and you can directly continue to enter the text. A second click back from the symbol-window to the text-field is not necessary.
The first symbol is highlighted (marked). You are still located in the verb-edit-field but now have access to the symbols using the following key-combinations:
|Ctrl + Enter||the currently chosen symbol is inserted in the verb-edit-field|
|Ctrl + Left||select previous symbol|
|Ctrl + Right||select next symbol|
|Ctrl + Up||select symbol above|
|Ctrl + Down||select symbol below|
|Ctrl + a||select first symbol of the a-series|
|Ctrl + e||select first symbol of the e-series|
|Ctrl + i||select first symbol of the i-series|
|Ctrl + o||select first symbol of the o-series|
|Ctrl + u||select first symbol of the u-series|
|Ctrl + c||select first symbol of the c-series|
By using this function, it's not necessary any more to first do a mouse-click on the symbol-window, but much more it's possible to insert all symbols in the text by only using the keyboard.
Another possibility of inserting symbols is to additionally install keyboard-drivers in the respective languages (also see Windows, Control Panel, Regional and Language Options).