How can I enter a thin space in Studio (09 or 11)
Thread poster: Jonathan Hopkins

Jonathan Hopkins  Identity Verified
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Nov 23, 2011

Hello friends and colleagues,

Does anyone know how to add a thin space (U+2009) in Studio? When I try simply using ALT+2009 (or ALT+8201 for that matter), I get a strange symbol, which isn't exported as a thin space.

Any ideas?

Also, if anyone knows how to access a list of special characters in Studio, that would be greatly appreciated. So far I haven't found any such list.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Jonathan


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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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Had a similar problem with “ (Alt+0147) Nov 23, 2011

Hi Jonathan,

Try going to Tools>Options>Keyboard shortcuts.

Get rid of that funny symbol that is associated your command, and try again. I solved it that way.

The F1 (Help) section has helped me solve many problems.

I printed out the whole list of shortcuts and have it on my desk for easier reference... obviously only use a few of them.

Good luck!

[Edited at 2011-11-23 12:36 GMT]


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Jonathan Hopkins  Identity Verified
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There is no Studio shortcut using ALT+2009 Nov 23, 2011

Hi Lucia,

Thanks for your quick reply. If I understood you correctly, you suggest that ALT+2009 is already in the list of Studio's shortcuts list? And that's what causes me trouble? Did I understand you correctly?

I've checked the list, but I don't see any command with this shortcut assigned to it.

Any other ideas?

Jonathan


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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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You're right! Nov 23, 2011

Hi again,

I did mean that but now I see that you're right. I'll look again. Sorry.

Have you tried adding that command in the list under Project Settings-Options-Keyboard shorcuts?

Please be patient until the Studio experts get to read your questions... people are in different time zones and I'm sure you'll get a better reply.

Edited to add a question

[Edited at 2011-11-23 12:48 GMT]


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Jonathan Hopkins  Identity Verified
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You can't add new "Actions" to the shortcuts list Nov 23, 2011

Hi Lucia,
Have you tried adding that command in the list under Project Settings-Options-Keyboard shorcuts?

As far as I know, you can't actually add new commands to the list in Studio. You can only change the assignment of shortcuts to the default commands.

Jon


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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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I'll wait with you Jon Nov 23, 2011

OK, Jon, I'll wait with you and hopefully in a short while we'll both learn from somebody else.



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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Custom QuickInsert? Nov 23, 2011

You could add the space as a custom QuickInsert item.

Go to Project Settings>File Types>the document tye you are working in>QuickInsert

then click Add and copy and paste the space from Word into Studio, making sure to tick the Toolbar box so the item will appear in your Studio toolbar. Mouse over the toolbar button to see what keyboard shortcut it has been assigned (CTRL+a number).


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Jonathan Hopkins  Identity Verified
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Great tip! Nov 23, 2011

Hi Giles,

Thanks for the tip! That works great!

Cheers,
Jonathan


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Richard Hill  Identity Verified
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@Giles and Jonathan Jun 29, 2012

I followed the instructions to add a thin space in Studio 2011 which worked great, so I went to add another QuickInsert but it seems to only be possible to add one QuickInsert. I guess this is because Ctrl+9 was allocated to thin space meaning that number 1-8 are used up by other default QuickInserts, and I can't work out how to remove the default ones to free up a number for another custom one. Any ideas? BTW, my second QuickInsert does appear in "select a QuickInsert item from a list of those available" on the toolbar.

Cheers!


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