LINGUIST List 7.1232

Wed Sep 4 1996

Sum: WinWord 6 diacritics

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  1. Michael Kliffer, Sum: WinWord 6 diacritics

Message 1: Sum: WinWord 6 diacritics

Date: Mon, 02 Sep 1996 09:35:00 EDT
From: Michael Kliffer <kliffermcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA>
Subject: Sum: WinWord 6 diacritics

I asked how to overstrike diacritics and IPA characters in Word 6 for
Windows. After posting the Q, I figured out the following way:

Type the diacritic and IPA symbol (via "Insert --> Symbol", then
select the WP Phonetic set) Place cursor between diacritic and IPA
symbol Insert (On tool bar) Field Advance \l 6 (This moves following
character to the left 6 points (6/72"))

All these steps can be included in a macro that can be assigned to a
Ctrl + key combination.

To see the diacritic more clearly, reduce the symbol size by a point,
a step that can be put into the macro.

The only drawback I've found is that the value of the leftward
displacement depends on the point size. 6 works only with the
standard 12 points.

Mike Kliffer
Dept. of French
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2
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