Word won't type my square brackets and more!
October 25, 2011 7:43 AM Subscribe
Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character].
posted by CelebrenIthil to technology (5 answers total)
Word, like Windows, is set in English.
My keyboard is set to "French(Canada) - Canadian French" which usually allows me a range of English and French signs, very useful for someone always switching between both languages (often in the same piece of work).
It implies, tough, that lots of signs are crammed in the same setup and so many useful things have to be accessed by using CTRL + ALT + [key] shortcuts (ex: those square brackets I've just typed are done with such as shortcut)
The problem is, I just switched from Open Office to Word 2010 but it seems that this new text editor doesn't recognizes or overrides most of my CTRL+ALT+[key] inputs. Especially glaring, I cannot type the square brackets in Word like I've always been able to everywhere else (even in my old crummy Word from Office 2000).
I know where I can customize keyboard shortcuts, but all I can figure out is to assign a shortcut to an action like "CTRL+ALT+[¸key] = Action: open insert symbol menu" but not to directly inserting a specific symbol itself, like "CTRL+ALT+["¸]" key] = ]"
Anyone knows how I can fix or customize this? (Hope I'm making sense!)