Storing Coloured Symbols

  Blueclub 16:31 19 Jan 2007

I have used the standard MS Add Symbol to access the four card suits, Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades via Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3 and Ctrl+F4 respectively.

The symbols are Black, whereas the Diamond and Hearts symbols should be Red.

Can I utilise the same facilty and have Red symbols? If so, how?


  Taff™ 16:41 19 Jan 2007

Assuming you`re using Word - Select the symbol and then go to Format>Font and select a colour (RED)

  Taff™ 09:41 20 Jan 2007

"I am know how to change the colour of the symbol, my question is how do I then assign the coloured symbol to a short cut key? I am trying to avoid doing what I am currently having to do when using Word, which is Ctrl+F2 for the diamond and then highlighting the symbol and colouring it red. I teach Bridge and must use both the Heart and Diamond symbols at least 700 to 1,000 times per week, so the present process is very tedious and time consuming. Any ideas?"

Please keep your responses on the thread - others could have resolved this while I was away! Only use the envelope if invited to do so.

  Taff™ 09:43 20 Jan 2007

We`ll try Autotext. Create the red diamond as I said and then highlight it – be sure you select only the diamond and not anything else like spaces or carriage returns. Then go to Insert>Autotext>New (or ALT key & F3 key together) call it “d” without the quotation marks.

In your word document type d and then press the F3 key. You should now have your red diamond and continue typing in normal black font. Do the same for your other symbols naming them "h" "c" "s" w/o quotation marks.

  VoG II 09:46 20 Jan 2007

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