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Can the "Insert Special Character" dialog be made easier? [closed]

asked 2012-10-22 21:36:54 +0200

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updated 2020-08-08 23:59:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm a recent convert from Word, and I love most of the features of LO. However, I would like to request some changes to the "Insert Special Character" dialog. In Word a character isn't entered until the user double-clicks (which I like for the sake of confirmation), and furthermore the user can click off the window, continue editing the document, and insert a special character in a completely different location. I don't like having to open the dialog every time I need a new character, which can happen a lot in my case. At least, could the user be given the power to edit the characters they are inserting more freely, rather than just deleting them all at once?

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Uglyface200 gravatar imageUglyface200 ( 2012-10-23 00:37:35 +0200 )edit

You might have a look at → Special characters.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-10-23 13:18:07 +0200 )edit

I don't care for keyboard shortcuts, though. And I don't trust macros/extensions.

Uglyface200 gravatar imageUglyface200 ( 2012-10-23 19:45:29 +0200 )edit

there seems to be keyboard short cuts, however I have not found out myself, thus it would be helpful to get a hint on keyboard shortcuts

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2012-10-24 11:33:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-10-22 22:29:13 +0200

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You want to submit an enhancement bug here Bugzilla.

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