4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2009 3:49 PM by lck2009

    Need to type math symbols in Fireworks

    lck2009

      I need to be able to type some math symbols in Fireworks.  I have not been successful in finding an efficient way to type a number with an exponent.  I also need to be able to type the symbol for "an element of the set" and things like the notation for the set of natural numbers, real numbers, etc...  Any suggestions, ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks
          pixlor Level 4

          If you're on Windows, find the Character Map accessory (usually under System Tools). Make sure the font is MS UI Gothic. Scroll down to the math symbols. Select the math symbols you need from there (you can select more than one) and then copy from the Character Map to Fireworks.

           

          Not all fonts have these special characters. You can check other fonts, but I know this one does.

           

          Your other option is to type with Alt codes (http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html). Note that some special characters in Mac and Windows operating systems are not in the same places in the tables. If you're on a Mac, look up Mac-specific instructions.

           

          Good luck!

          • 2. Re: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks
            Doug Hungarter Level 1

            On a Mac, this really has nothing to do with Fireworks per se.

            Open System Preferences, click International, hit the Input tab, and select Character Pallette, Keyboard Viewer, and check "Show input menu in menu bar."

            Now close System Prefs and you'll see a little flag icon up near the time/airport/etc.

            In ANY program where you type, select the Character Pallete, browse the glyphs and hit "Insert" when you find what you want.

            (Make sure you select "All Characters" from the dropdown if you're looking for lesser-used symbols—e.g. summation with integral).

            You can open the sections at the bottom for "Character Info" and "Font Variation" to see variations of that glyph in any font you have installed on your system.

            Now go be a mathelete!

            • 3. Re: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks
              lck2009 Level 1

              Thanks!

               

              Laura Kueffner

               

               

               

               

              Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:18:15 -0600

              From: forums@adobe.com

              To: kueff@hotmail.com

              Subject: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks

               

              On a Mac, this really has nothing to do with Fireworks per se.

              Open System Preferences, click International, hit the Input tab, and select Character Pallette, Keyboard Viewer, and check "Show input menu in menu bar."

              Now close System Prefs and you'll see a little flag icon up near the time/airport/etc.

              In ANY program where you type, select the Character Pallete, browse the glyphs and hit "Insert" when you find what you want.

              (Make sure you select "All Characters" from the dropdown if you're looking for lesser-used symbols—e.g. summation with integral).

              You can open the sections at the bottom for "Character Info" and "Font Variation" to see variations of that glyph in any font you have installed on your system.

              Now go be a mathelete!

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              • 4. Re: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks
                lck2009 Level 1

                Thanks!

                 

                Laura Kueffner

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 20:10:08 -0600

                From: forums@adobe.com

                To: kueff@hotmail.com

                Subject: Need to type math symbols in Fireworks

                 

                If you're on Windows, find the Character Map accessory (usually under System Tools). Make sure the font is MS UI Gothic. Scroll down to the math symbols. Select the math symbols you need from there (you can select more than one) and then copy from the Character Map to Fireworks.

                 

                Not all fonts have these special characters. You can check other fonts to check, but I know this one does.

                 

                Your other option is to type with Alt codes (http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html). Note that some special characters in Mac and Windows operating systems are not in the same places in the tables. If you're on a Mac, look up Mac-specific instructions.

                 

                Good luck!

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