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Inserting Special HTML Characters

HTML by necessity uses special codes to create the sort of special characters taken for granted in word processing.

To insert a special character:

  1. Click in the text where you want to insert the special character, and choose Insert > Symbol (Figure 4.22).

    Figure 4.22

    Figure 4.22 Click in the text where you want to insert the special character, and choose Insert > Symbol.

  2. In the Symbol dialog box, use the Font and Subset drop-down menus to find the character you need (Figure 4.23). Or make a selection in the Recently used symbols bar. Click the character to select it, and choose Insert.

    Figure 4.23

    Figure 4.23 Use the Font and Subset drop-down menus to find the character you need. Or make a selection in the Recently used symbols bar.

    The correct HTML code for the character is inserted into your text.

To insert a horizontal line:

  1. Click in the text where you want to add the line, and choose Insert > HTML > Horizontal Line (left, Figure 4.24), or if the Toolbox task pane is open, you can click the Horizontal Line button found under HTML > Tags (right, Figure 4.24). The line appears on the page.

    Figure 4.24

    Figure 4.24 To insert a horizontal line, choose Insert > HTML > Horizontal Line (left) or click the Horizontal Line button in the Toolbox task pane (right).

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