The File > Utilities location I cited is where the Unicode/hex tools were located in FrameMaker 9 (which is what I am still using for a variety of reasons). Adobe being Adobe, I'm sure they have moved and/or renamed the tools a couple of times in the intervening releases between 9 and 12.
The best suggestion is to open the PDF of the User Guide and search for "hex". This should direct you to a dozen or two locations in the manual where the character palette and hex input palette (or whatever they are calling them now) are discussed, and those descriptions should tell you where the palettes are invoked. But for common symbols like TM, registered trademark, and copyright symbols, the easiest solution is to use the keyboard shortcuts that you should also be able to find in the PDF manual: For ™: Crtl+q, then * For ®: Ctrl+q, then ( For ©: Ctrl+q, then ) Or use the standard Windows shortcuts: For ™: Alt+0153 For®: Alt+0173 For ©: Al+0169 Note that for each of these you hold down the Alt key while typing the 4-digit code on the *numeric keypad* (with NumLock on, of course). -Fred Ridder From: mtedsteinb...@gmail.com Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:20:06 -0600 Subject: Re: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character problems To: docu...@hotmail.com CC: enodl...@gmail.com; email@example.com I am using FrameMaker 12, unstructured = I don't see utilities under the file menu. Where would I find this ability to do diacriticals et al, and TM, Registered, et al? My workaround is to use windows character map, from which I copy and paste the symbol I want, regardless of how it looks, into my frame document, then I go to Frame's Character Catalogue and select the "default paragraph font" and that does it. I have not had an incompatibility issue because I think I am using well known adobe fonts. Am l AOK with this or an accident waiting to happen? Is the above workaround the best solution or does Frame 12 have a better one? Thanks, TED On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Fred Ridder <docu...@hotmail.com> wrote: Ed Noodland wrote: >Framemaker does not appear to handle hexadecimal values >using the ALT + numeric keypad values. It does handle >decimal values but I can't determine what the different >code points (character values) are mapped to. ALT+8734 >results in a solid triangle for me. But as of FrameMaker 9, there is a tool that allows input of hexadecimal (Unicode) character numbers. Look at File>Utilities>Hex Input. Not as convenient as the Alt-key, but it works. -Fred Ridder
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