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Omega in Special Symbols

Apr 23, 2012 12:46 PM

Has anyone worked out a way of having Omega (Ohm symbol) in the Special Symbol drop down list? I have followed previous posts where you have it appear as the letter W and then change the font set to Symbol, but was wondering if anyone knew how to eliminate the changing of the font. I use it a lot and am trying to make it more straightforward.

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

Stu

 
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:11 PM   in reply to Stuart Wilkie

    If you are using a version of FM that supports Unicode fonts, then omega (Ω) is within any well-constructed, complete Unicode font (it being part of the Greek alphabet).

     

    So... you could copy it from the Character Map (or this post!) and then Paste Special it as "Text".

     

    Or better still, paste it into a Variable, and then you can place it easily with Alt+S, V, Enter or Esc, S, V, Enter (assuming that it was the last variable that you placed); or press Ctrl+0 (zero) and then type the variable name until it appears in the lower left corner of the status bar, then press Enter. Try to choose a variable name that will be unique by its first letter or two, to speed up this process further.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:45 PM   in reply to Stuart Wilkie

    HI Stu,

     

    Have you tried and search for omega under File-->Utilities-->Character Palette?

     

     

    Regards,

    Harpreet.

     
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    Apr 24, 2012 6:24 AM   in reply to Stuart Wilkie

    Stuart, I've not seen what you describe (in FM8, Win7) with either Character Map or Paste Special. But I'll speculate:

     

    * Extra space: If you double-clicked to get the omega in the Characters to copy field, it might be that there was already a space there, which is picked up by the Copy button.

     

    * Question mark: Almost certainly, that means the font in your style isn't a complete Unicode font. Can you find omega in that font in the Character Map? (I just grabbed it from Tahoma, at random, to paste it into the post above and to test in FM.)

     

    Should you continue to experience what you describe, I'd become suspicious of the font, Windows language or code page settings, or something similarly esoteric. It doesn't sound like an FM issue.

     
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