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    Identifying character code (word 97)

    In Word (or Windows generally) how do you identify the four digit code that is associated with a character? In other words, you have a document open, and a particular character is there. How do you know what the character code is, in case you want to use it in the future?
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    Re: Identifying character code (word 97)

    I don't know of a simple way to determine this without using code but the macro is not difficult.
    <pre>With Dialogs(wdDialogInsertSymbol)
    MsgBox "Font: " & .Font & vbCr & "Char number: " & .CharNum
    End With</pre>

    This page on the Microsoft MVPs site gives further information http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/MacrosVBA/...aceSymbols.htm
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Identifying character code (word 97)

    Thank you, Andrew, for this information. I'll take a look at the macro. To tell the truth, I'm surprised that Word can not do this; as it seems like exactly what a big league word processor should be able to do. Okay...
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    Re: Identifying character code (word 97)

    In more recent versions of Word (2002 and later), you can select a character, then select Insert | Symbol.... The code will be displayed at the bottom of the dialog. But in word 97, the dialog doesn't display the code.

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    Re: Identifying character code (word 97)

    You can also use the Character Map accessory (Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map). If you can find the character you need here, the code will be displayed.

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