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    Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    How can I put a caret (^) or a bar (-) over a "k" or "P" or any other letter I want to use? WordPerfect used to have a feature call "overstrike" but I don't know where to look in Word for a similar feature. Any ideas?Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    For combinations that are used in European languages the easiest method is to use Insert > Symbol.

    I don't think that ^ over P is actually available from there, so you need to manually arrange the overstrike using the ADVANCE field.

    P{ ADVANCE l6 }{ADVANCE u6 } ^ will insert a P, then move the cursor left 6 points and up 6 points before inserting the ^. You enter the { } by using Control-F9 or Insert > Field > ADVANCE.

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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Never knew that existed! Very cool! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Stuart,

    Would the equation editor also help to do the same thing? (I'm not familiar with it, I just have a memory of someone showing me)
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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    I've used both the {Advance} and Equation Editor features --I was hoping for a simpler solution. Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    There is a simpler way if you have some big Unicode font installed (Arial Unicode MS, Lucida Sans Unicode ...).

    They have the combining circumflex accent (^, "hat"), the combining macron (short

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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Another possibility is the EQ field with the o (overstrike) option.

    Example: { EQ o (n,

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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Hans,

    I tried that also and was going to post it (got it right out of Help - overstrike option o but Help didn't mention what it was an option to!). But the positioning leaves a bit to be desired. For example, overstriking a P and ^, as was originally requested, put the ^ inside the loop of the P. I don't think that's desirable. Even a lower case "a" with ^ didn't look all that good.

    I've used Advance for years for this kind of thing. Depending on what you're doing, you may have to provide the compensating advance. For example, if using advance u6 to move up to position the ^, you might have to move down with advance d6.

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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Yes, I recall this problem from last year. I posted a picture of what the field results are for various of these options in Post #31590. The examples show that for three different fonts, you get different positions for the overstruck character using either method, so futzing is definitely required.

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    Re: Overstrike a character (Word 2000/SR1)

    Probably Alt+0136 (
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