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Can I insert the musical signs for flat and sharp into a Word docu
I don't see the flat or sharp symbols in the drop down list when I click
"insert" and then "symbol" in Word. I can't believe there isn't some menu
where they exist. Any thoughts?
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- jbc wrote:
> I don't see the flat or sharp symbols in the drop down list when I
> click "insert" and then "symbol" in Word. I can't believe there
> isn't some menu where they exist. Any thoughts?
In the Insert > Symbol dialog, select one of the big Unicode fonts such as
Arial Unicode or Lucida Sans Unicode. Then you'll find the musical symbols
in the Miscellaneous Dingbats section. The character codes are 266D for a
flat, 266E for a natural, and 266F for a sharp.
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org#1; Wed, 28 May 2008 19:59:00 GMT
Did you find the symbols referred to by Jay Freedman? I have Word 2002 and
they are not in either the Arial Unicode or Lucida Sans Unicodein my version.
> I don't see the flat or sharp symbols in the drop down list when I click
> "insert" and then "symbol" in Word. I can't believe there isn't some menu
> where they exist. Any thoughts?#2; Wed, 28 May 2008 20:00:00 GMT
- Hmm. I had no problem in inserting a flat symbol in Word 2000. It was in
Lucinda Sans Unicode, on the very last line (of a VERY large number of
symbols) among 'Miscellaneous Dingbats'. It printed OK, and I saved
However, when I reopened it some months later, I now had a question
mark instead of the flat! Vaguely remembering something about embedded
fonts, I did a search in Word Help and discovered Tools-> Options->
Save-> Embed TrueType fonts. I re-inserted the flat, set the above
option, saved the document again and reopened it - still a question
mark! The same happens if I additionally set 'Embed characters in use
only'. Signs for natural, sharp, crotchet or quaver (single or beamed
pair) also reopen as question marks. Setting the 'Embed' option BEFORE
I insert the flat sign doesn't help either.
When I try Arial Unicode MS, I find the flat symbol a lot earlier -
about 10% of the way down the list, again under 'Miscellaneous
Dingbats'. Saving, with or without the Embed option set, and
reopening, still loses the flat symbol, except that this time I get TWO
characters - a block symbol and an 'o acute'. (The other musical signs
reopen as either question marks or block symbol + o grave or
Word Help does say "Note that TrueType font vendors determine the
licensing rights for embedding fonts. For example, some fonts can't be
embedded, ..." so I guess that this may be happening with Lucinda and
Arial. Any more ideas, anyone?
> Did you find the symbols referred to by Jay Freedman? I have Word 2002
> they are not in either the Arial Unicode or Lucida Sans Unicodein my
> Any clues?
ken1Posted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access#3; Wed, 28 May 2008 20:01:00 GMT