TIP: Put the Character Palette in the Input menu

2009/07/20

While this is a standalone tip for anyone who doesn’t know how to activate the Input menu and put Character Palette in it, I was moved to post this specifically to support an Excel tip (Make Excel in-cell graphs look like bars). And, of course, I was then impelled to create the tip on accessing Character Palette without using the Input menu—but that works only in Apple and very-Apple-compliant programs. Read the rest of this entry »


TIP: Access the Character Palette without the Input menu

2009/07/20

You may or may not have the Input menu activated in your menu bar (it’s the one with the flag icon, the flag representing the language of your current input setting); you may or may not have the Character Palette listed in the menu. But you can open the Character Palette from an application’s Edit menu, or with a keyboard command whether you have the Character Palette in the Input menu or even if you don’t have an Input menu at all. Read the rest of this entry »