If I recall correctly (and it has been quite a few years since I last 
used FM7), I believe that FM7 was the last version that did not support 
Unicode and therefore required you to use decimal character numbers 
rather than the hex codes that Unicode uses. But either way, it is 100% 
correct that you cannot just paste special characters into the Autonumber dialog
 because most FrameMaker dialogs only accept characters that can be 
typed directly on a standard keyboard. Anything else requires the use of a 
multi-key sequence that is "escaped" with an initial backslash.

-Fred Ridder 

> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:24:53 -0700
> Subject: Re: FM7 and Zapf Dingbats
> From: rob...@lauriston.com
> To: davide.p...@gmail.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com
> You can't just paste the character in that field. You need to look up
> the hex code or key sequence in the FrameMaker 7 FrameMaker Character
> Sets (Windows) PDF. Be sure to use the FM7 version of that doc and not
> a later version.
> There may be other issues with the font installation. The last time I
> had trouble with Zapf Dingbats, the problem was that only one of the
> two files required for a PostScript Type 1 font was installed. I'm not
> sure that the OpenType version will work with FM7.
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 1:25 AM, Davide Piva <davide.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello Framers.
> > I'm having problems with FM 7.2 on WXP Pro and Zapf Dingbats font.
> > I'm building a serie of bulleted lists and I want to use the arrow and other
> > symbols. After I paste the character in the Autonumber format field and
> > update the paragraph format, a different Zapf symbol appears in place of the
> > one I choosen.
> > I tried to paste the same character into a LibreOffice Writer new document
> > and the symbol doesn't appear at all (a Ü character appears instead).
> > The Zap Dingbats font installed is an OTF and I previously had a PFM version
> > of it, experiencing the same issue.
> > Does anyone have an idea to solve the problem? W7 Pro is installed over an
> > Oracle Virtual Box virtual machine running on W7 Pro; I don't guess this is
> > a problem.


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