Using symbols in Excel

  Sgail 22:44 29 Apr 2004

I am trying to use the autocorrect facility under Tools in Excel, but I don't seem to be able to paste my symbol (copied from Word) into the 'replace with' box. I'd be grateful for any ideas......I can paste the symbol into cells OK, just not into autocorrect box. I'm trying to save time by using short cut keys when adding lots of symbols to a spreadsheet but this way doesn't seem to work.......

Hopefully someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong, please
Sue Howarth

  bertiecharlie 21:14 01 May 2004

I believe VoG is the expert in this area so he may pick this up.

  VoG II 21:18 01 May 2004

Please see this earlier thread click here

  Sgail 10:12 02 May 2004

Thanks for help so far and I've looked at the old thread, but I am still having problems. I need to use symbols from different types of font (all to do with the prescribed symbols for marking a school register......not my choice!)

I can preformat all the cells to the 'symbol' font which lets me make a shortcut key for about 80% of the symbols I need, but I also need some from 'Times' and I can't find out how to get Excel to let me do this at the same time..........

Any more advice gratefully received..........thanks again


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