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    Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Can't remember the keyboard shortcut to make a zero with a slash through it. Help please. Thank you.

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    And from today's WOW #8.08, #2, Woody says:
    It's quite easy to set up an AutoCorrect entry so any time you type, say,

    /0/

    Word automatically converts it into a slashed zero. Here's how:

    In Word 97 or 2000:

    > Click Insert | Field. In the Field Names box, click Eq.

    > In the box type

    EQ o(0,/)

    (That's EQ, space, backslash, the letter oh, left paren, the number zero, comma, slash, right paren.)

    > Click OK. Word will create a {EQ o(0,/) } field that overstrikes the number 0 and / the slash.

    In Word 2002 (the version in Office XP) or Word 2003 (which is still in beta):

    > Click Insert | Field. In the Field Names box, click Eq. Click Field Codes. (NOTE: Do NOT click Equation Editor.)

    > In the box type

    EQ o(0,/)

    > Click OK.

    Regardless of which version of Word you're using, select the overstruck zero, then:

    > Right-click and Toggle Field Codes

    > Get rid of the stupid space that Word puts in the field immediately after the ) right paren.

    > Right-click again and Toggle Field Codes

    > You should have a single, solitary slashed zero on the screen. Select it.

    > Click Tools | AutoCorrect (or AutoCorrect Options).

    > In the Replace box type whatever combination you want Word to turn into a slashed zero. I like

    /0/

    > Click OK.

    Now try typing /0/ and see what happens...

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Thanks - I got that WOW tip myself. It's cool but I know someone, somewhere, at some time told me a much easier keyboard way - maybe it was the ascii code - anyway, thanks for the reply. Have a terrific day.

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Thanks for the tip - I get those WOW tips myself so I had tried this method - and yep, it works. BUT - I know that there is a keyboard way that I just can't remember.

    Thanks anyway - Peace

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Another alternative for this character uses the uppercase

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Yipee!!! That's the one - thank you so much.

    Peace

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Now where in the world did you learn that?

    What other unknown tricks lurk behind obscure key combinations?
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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Hi Kevin:
    Here they are: <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Ctrl+`(accent grave, on the tilde key)+a,e,i,o,u, A,E,I,O,U
    Ctrl+'(apostrophe)+a,e,i,o,u,y,A,E,I,O,U,Y
    Ctrl+Shift+^(caret, on the 6 key)+a,e,i,o,u, A,E,I,O,U
    Ctrl+Shift+~(tilde)+a,n,o, A,N,O
    Ctrl+Shift+colon, for umlaut)+a,e,i,o,u,y, A,E,I,O,U,Y
    Ctrl+Shift+@(for angstrom)+a,A
    Ctrl+Shift+&+a or A for ae, AE (diphthong?)
    Ctrl+Shift+&+o or O for oe, OE
    Ctrl+,(comma),c or C
    Ctrl+'(apostrophe)+D for D with a slash through it
    Ctrl+/+o or O for empty set
    Alt+Ctrl+Shift+? for upside down ?
    Alt+Ctrl+Shift+! for upside down !
    Ctrl+Shift+&,s for German double
    Ctrl+accent followed by the letter.
    examples:
    ctrl-' o ->

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    Re: Zero with a slash (Word XP)

    Good show, mate!
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