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I use HTML view exlusively.  Is there a way to use keyboard shortcuts to get {$.lq$}, {$.rq$}, {$.en$}, and   ?  I use these items often, and it becomes tedious to type them in.  If CityDesk doesn't have a built-in function to do this, can someone recommend an appropriate utility that runs under Windows 98?


Alex Chernavsky
Thursday, September 25, 2003

How about creating variables and using the Insert > Variables menu to insert them?

Alternatively, if you really want the characters themselves inserted, how about using Windows Character Map (charmap.exe, in Accessories? In the status bar of charmap, it gives you the keyboard shortcut.


David Watts
Thursday, September 25, 2003


"Insert variable" would work, but I'd prefer a method that doesn't force me to take my hands off the keyboard.  I'd like something that inserts {$.lq$} when I hit <ctrl>-q, for example.

There's probably a utility that can do this.  I've just run some Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything.  I'm probably not using the right keywords, though.

Alex Chernavsky
Thursday, September 25, 2003

Google for "Activewords".

Guy Bjerke
Thursday, September 25, 2003

You might consider using a tool like AllChars. It has a macro facility that basically does keyword expansion/replacement. For example, I've got a macro defined that replaces /cd with {$  $} (and three left arrows, so the cursor ends up in the middle of the inserted string). It's freeware (and I have no connection with the company).

Lew Shieber
Friday, September 26, 2003

Lew Shieber :re

Very Nice Tool.

Thanks for pointing it out.

David Mozer
Sunday, September 28, 2003

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