Snagit still has no ALT key symbols

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For a very long time now I am unable to use alt key + numbers for symbols.  This is ridiculous and it has gone on for too long.  Example I want to use ALT +0153 to get the TM symbol but when I try to use it I get a ? with a box around it.  When I type ALT+0233 I do not get é.   Asking me to use the Windows character map is silly.  Please fix Snagit.
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Diana

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Jeff V. Pulver

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I agree. I have been asking for this for a while. The other option is to add the wanted character, using the ALT code, into a MS Word document, and then ye olde cut & paste the character into Snagit. That is slightly easier than the Character map, but is also silly.
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Rick Stone

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Curious why you feel Word is a tad easier than Character map? Personally, between the two, I think Character Map is the simpler choice.

Horses for courses I suppose. LOL
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Jeff V. Pulver

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Rick,

Sorry, I should have been more explicit. I have memorized the codes for a few symbols: —, è, é, °, etc. Otherwise, I agree with you, Character map is the way to go.

Jeff
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Ed Covney

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Can you keep a empty notepad text file handy? You can enter the codes in a notepad file and copy and paste. I can never remember the codes so I keep a word doc handy   . . .



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Quark Flux

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Some earlier versions had this capability.  I'm not sure when it was lost, but it has been several versions that it has been broken.
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slenehan

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Food for thought... In Word, the ALT codes sometimes appear incorrectly based on the chosen font. I haven’t played around with it at all in SnagIt, but perhaps this little tidbit of user experience is useful.
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Ed Covney

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"In Word, the ALT codes sometimes appear incorrectly based on the chosen font." You are 100% correct. Thankfully Windows can install thousands of different fonts that can have specific purpose. Many general purpose fonts use the same characters, just styled differently. If you can't find what you want, there is software to create your own font (and really mess with the grand kids).

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But until TS offers different fonts for the editor, alt-codes appear to be lost.
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