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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by SIGS, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. SIGS

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    I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special characters
    (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The Help
    File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs - Accessories
    - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764). The
    instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764 on the
    key pad with numb lock down).

    When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every combination of
    holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that I can
    think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.

    I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols and
    codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter the
    symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the correct
    symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better way
    than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work? Please
    advise.
     
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  3. Pieter Wijnen

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    rather esoteric & usually bound to the selected font
    paste the chars into a table & use it as a recordsource for a combo/listbox

    PS numlock state is of no consecuence

    Pieter

    "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A8ECB41A-CBFA-4600-8714-53DB3B46C241@microsoft.com...
    >I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special
    >characters
    > (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The Help
    > File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs -
    > Accessories
    > - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764). The
    > instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764 on
    > the
    > key pad with numb lock down).
    >
    > When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every combination
    > of
    > holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that I
    > can
    > think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.
    >
    > I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols and
    > codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter the
    > symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the correct
    > symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better way
    > than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work? Please
    > advise.
    >
     
  4. Pieter Wijnen

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    rather esoteric & usually bound to the selected font
    paste the chars into a table & use it as a recordsource for a combo/listbox

    PS numlock state is of no consecuence

    Pieter

    "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A8ECB41A-CBFA-4600-8714-53DB3B46C241@microsoft.com...
    >I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special
    >characters
    > (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The Help
    > File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs -
    > Accessories
    > - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764). The
    > instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764 on
    > the
    > key pad with numb lock down).
    >
    > When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every combination
    > of
    > holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that I
    > can
    > think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.
    >
    > I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols and
    > codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter the
    > symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the correct
    > symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better way
    > than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work? Please
    > advise.
    >




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  5. SIGS

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    That will not work. What the database does is it collects information to be
    sent to an engraver that will engrave messages into bricks. The symbols are
    mixed in with other text. Example: (Heart symbol) In loving memory of John
    Jones (Heart symbol); all of this would be stored in same data block. The
    next block of data would have . . . example: June 8, 1944 - January 5, 2006.
    The first line stored as LineOne and the second line is stored as LineTwo.

    "Pieter Wijnen" wrote:

    > rather esoteric & usually bound to the selected font
    > paste the chars into a table & use it as a recordsource for a combo/listbox
    >
    > PS numlock state is of no consecuence
    >
    > Pieter
    >
    > "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A8ECB41A-CBFA-4600-8714-53DB3B46C241@microsoft.com...
    > >I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special
    > >characters
    > > (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The Help
    > > File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs -
    > > Accessories
    > > - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764). The
    > > instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764 on
    > > the
    > > key pad with numb lock down).
    > >
    > > When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every combination
    > > of
    > > holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that I
    > > can
    > > think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.
    > >
    > > I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols and
    > > codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter the
    > > symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the correct
    > > symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better way
    > > than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work? Please
    > > advise.
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Pieter Wijnen

    Pieter Wijnen
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    To store the actual symbols from different fonts You'd have to use a rtf
    control (http://www.lebans.com), at least for older versions of Access
    Access 2003 (at least) can store Unicode, but I haven't really used it
    except for pasting cyrillic texts
    you can check out http://www.trigeminal.com to see wheter they have freebies
    to help you out.
    simpler would be to bracket the special signs in a text box, by using
    [Heart], [Star] etc

    Pieter

    "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D743C2B5-9361-4646-8CDA-AA1849A9927C@microsoft.com...
    > That will not work. What the database does is it collects information to
    > be
    > sent to an engraver that will engrave messages into bricks. The symbols
    > are
    > mixed in with other text. Example: (Heart symbol) In loving memory of
    > John
    > Jones (Heart symbol); all of this would be stored in same data block.
    > The
    > next block of data would have . . . example: June 8, 1944 - January 5,
    > 2006.
    > The first line stored as LineOne and the second line is stored as LineTwo.
    >
    > "Pieter Wijnen" wrote:
    >
    >> rather esoteric & usually bound to the selected font
    >> paste the chars into a table & use it as a recordsource for a
    >> combo/listbox
    >>
    >> PS numlock state is of no consecuence
    >>
    >> Pieter
    >>
    >> "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:A8ECB41A-CBFA-4600-8714-53DB3B46C241@microsoft.com...
    >> >I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special
    >> >characters
    >> > (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The
    >> > Help
    >> > File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs -
    >> > Accessories
    >> > - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764).
    >> > The
    >> > instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764
    >> > on
    >> > the
    >> > key pad with numb lock down).
    >> >
    >> > When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every
    >> > combination
    >> > of
    >> > holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that
    >> > I
    >> > can
    >> > think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.
    >> >
    >> > I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols
    >> > and
    >> > codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter
    >> > the
    >> > symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the
    >> > correct
    >> > symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better
    >> > way
    >> > than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work?
    >> > Please
    >> > advise.
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  7. SIGS

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    I'll give that a try and let you know if it works. Thanks for the info.

    "Pieter Wijnen" wrote:

    > To store the actual symbols from different fonts You'd have to use a rtf
    > control (http://www.lebans.com), at least for older versions of Access
    > Access 2003 (at least) can store Unicode, but I haven't really used it
    > except for pasting cyrillic texts
    > you can check out http://www.trigeminal.com to see wheter they have freebies
    > to help you out.
    > simpler would be to bracket the special signs in a text box, by using
    > [Heart], [Star] etc
    >
    > Pieter
    >
    > "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D743C2B5-9361-4646-8CDA-AA1849A9927C@microsoft.com...
    > > That will not work. What the database does is it collects information to
    > > be
    > > sent to an engraver that will engrave messages into bricks. The symbols
    > > are
    > > mixed in with other text. Example: (Heart symbol) In loving memory of
    > > John
    > > Jones (Heart symbol); all of this would be stored in same data block.
    > > The
    > > next block of data would have . . . example: June 8, 1944 - January 5,
    > > 2006.
    > > The first line stored as LineOne and the second line is stored as LineTwo.
    > >
    > > "Pieter Wijnen" wrote:
    > >
    > >> rather esoteric & usually bound to the selected font
    > >> paste the chars into a table & use it as a recordsource for a
    > >> combo/listbox
    > >>
    > >> PS numlock state is of no consecuence
    > >>
    > >> Pieter
    > >>
    > >> "SIGS" <SIGS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:A8ECB41A-CBFA-4600-8714-53DB3B46C241@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I would like the USERS of my database to be able to insert special
    > >> >characters
    > >> > (specifically hearts, arrows, stars and etc) in the data fields. The
    > >> > Help
    > >> > File directed me toward the character map (Start - All Programs -
    > >> > Accessories
    > >> > - System Tools- Character Map). I located the heart I wanted (2764).
    > >> > The
    > >> > instructions stated to hold down the ALT key then hit the U+2764 (2764
    > >> > on
    > >> > the
    > >> > key pad with numb lock down).
    > >> >
    > >> > When I do this I get a border character. I have tried every
    > >> > combination
    > >> > of
    > >> > holding the ALT key holding the U key releasing one or both . . . that
    > >> > I
    > >> > can
    > >> > think of and I either get nothing at all or a border character.
    > >> >
    > >> > I want to provide a dialogue (form) with a small table of the symbols
    > >> > and
    > >> > codes so the USERS can rapidly recognize the desired symbol and enter
    > >> > the
    > >> > symbols without going to the Character Map and trying to find the
    > >> > correct
    > >> > symbol each time (and then use the copy function). Is there a better
    > >> > way
    > >> > than what I am trying? If not, how do I make this procedure work?
    > >> > Please
    > >> > advise.
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

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