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    special symbol needed (all)

    I need a symbol that looks like a C with a minus sign cutting through it horizontally...
    It may be used as a currency symbol in some country. For my use it is a geologic symbol.

    question 1 - where can I find this symbol...does it have a name?
    question 2 - how do you "type" one character on top of another? (I figure I might be able to fake it with a C and a minus sign.)

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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    It's not <big>

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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    The closest I can find (in Word 2003) is the "Cyrillic Capital letter U", Unicode U+0404, which is a capital C with the left-hand half of a hyphen touching the left hand curve. (Set NumLock ON, type 0404 on the numeric keypad then press Alt+x -- Word 2002 and above). You will probably only find it in the "major" fonts which include Unicode, such as Arial, TNR, Courier New, Tahoma, etc.

    Other than that, if you can work out how on earth to use the Equation (EQ) Overstrike feature, this might do it for you! (I know I can't...)

    John
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    Is { eq o(c,-) } good enough?

    where the curly brackets are inserted by pressing Ctrl+F9, not typed. You can also experiment by using the en dash or em dash or making making any of the dashes bold (so they're thicker). Then save the entire entry as an Autotext entry that can be inserted quickly.

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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    Phil

    Fine, but it just sits there, looking like { EQ o(C,-) } What's supposed to happen to make it work?

    John

    Later... It changes to the "c-with-a-hyphen-through-it" if you change the View Layout... In Arial the hyphen (and the em dash) seem too low...
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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    Hi John:
    If you're seeing { EQ o(C,-) }, then press Alt+F9 to view field results, rather than code. I've forgotten how to raise & lower the minus, as I haven't used the equation editor much. Macropod should be along later. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: special symbol needed (all)

    {EQ o(C,S(-))}
    but this works better:
    {EQ o(C,S(S(_)))}
    <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    Cheers,

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