Getting Symbols into our blogs and comments

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Since we don't have an Insert-Symbol button to use when we're writing a blog or comment directly in ActiveRain, it's handy to use the ALT+ symbols. Here's a reference for the ones you can't remember. Using them is very simple (might not work on all laptops, but should work on most machines) - hold down the ALT key with one hand while typing the digits with the other hand.  Here are some common ones:

é  Alt + 0233    as in Renée

©  Alt + 0169    Copyright

®  Alt + 0174  Registered, as in REALTOR®

  Alt + 0153  Trademark

½  Alt +  0189    Half

±  Alt +  0177  Plus or minus

Makes it much easier to use this.  

        p.s.  if it doesn't work on your computer, I'm not the techie who can help.

Sharon Simms, Real Estate Agent selling homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gulf Beaches and the Tampa Bay area. 

 

 

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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
www.ssimms.com    www.coastalpgi.com   www.christiesrealestate.com
(727) 898-2582    Sharon@SimmsTeam.com

 

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Sharon, I knew there had to be a trick! Thanks.
Apr 22, 2007 10:43 AM #1
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Dan Cummings
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I was wondering how to do that every time I typed in REALTOR...  Nope... just beeps at me....

Apr 22, 2007 10:44 AM #2
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Sharon Simms
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Dan - are you using a PC or a notebook/laptop?
Apr 22, 2007 11:07 AM #3
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Renée Burrows
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You are so cool Sharon!  I wondered how to get the copyright symbol other than opening the character map each time!
Apr 22, 2007 11:08 AM #4
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Sharon Simms
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Renée - you're one of the reasons I wrote the blog. Seems only polite to respond to you with the é in your name!
Apr 22, 2007 11:12 AM #5
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Renée Burrows
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Sharon:  You are too cute & sweet!  My maiden name had no vowels in it (unless you count "Y") so I am used to my names being butchered!
Apr 22, 2007 12:55 PM #6
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Sharon Simms
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I recently called a woman who had sent me a client, and asked her for some Polish tutoring - how do I pronounce the names of these clients she sent me? She said, don't worry, they're used to their names being butchered. I replied, not the point - I want to pronounce them right. So now my ACT record has phonetic pronunciations so our whole team can pronounce them properly.
Apr 22, 2007 03:43 PM #7
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Renée Burrows
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How did you know my ancestry is 100% Polish? :winks:  I seriously made it to college before someone pronounced my name correctly at UNO orientation.  I sat through my name being called right, I was expecting all other variations but the real deal!
Apr 22, 2007 06:04 PM #8
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Dan Cummings
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Sharon,  No... not on a laptop... less than a year old Gateway with AMD 64 3700+ running XP.
Apr 22, 2007 06:59 PM #9
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Sharon Simms
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St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
That's strange, Dan. I have no idea why it won't work for you. Maybe one of our techies can shed some light on it.
Apr 22, 2007 07:02 PM #10
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Cyndee Haydon
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Sharon, great tips thanks for sharing - I'll look forward to using them soon.
Apr 23, 2007 12:53 PM #11
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Bookmarked this...you have some good tips and info!
Apr 24, 2007 12:08 PM #12
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Sharon Simms
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Glad you like them, Sally.
Apr 24, 2007 12:21 PM #13
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Sharon,

Thanks for the tips and congratulations on reaching the 200,000 point mark soon.

Mario

 

Apr 26, 2007 11:39 AM #14
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Sharon Simms
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Thanks, Mario. Hope the tips prove useful.
Apr 26, 2007 02:15 PM #15
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