This is a discussion on Re: Can I change the symbols list in 7.2 - Adobe Framemaker ; Amazing! I never even saw the symbol icon before! One problem I just noticed when I tried it: When I use the Symbol icon to insert a "Degree" symbol in my Arial Narrow paragraph, an "x" merely results. I thought ...
Amazing! I never even saw the symbol icon before!
One problem I just noticed when I tried it: When I use the Symbol icon to insert a "Degree" symbol in my Arial Narrow paragraph, an "x" merely results. I thought perhaps this is a cool way to flag to me that there's no such thing as a degree symbol in the Character Map Arial Narrow character display that appears when you select "Windows: Western" in the Character set menu (the menu in Character Map that I was recently made aware that us Frame users should use, at least in some cases). But there IS such a thing as a Degree symbol in Windows: Western display. So I'm confused.
Even after all my postings about fonts, including symbols and fonts, and speaking of my discovery about it possibly being wisest to create symbols by using the font that's the surrounding-text font (as opposed to using Symbol font), no one had mentioned the Symbol icon! Apparently, the Symbol icon gives you the font by using the surrounding text's font.
The beauty of using the surrounding text's font (instead of Symbol font) to create symbols is that if we were to eventually copy and paste that text by using Edit > Paste > Special As Text (done in order to paste that text into a new document without ending up with "missing fonts" messages, for instance), the symbol won't regrettably convert to text, but instead will retain the desired format.
If you can name any additional advantages to using the Symbol Icon to create symbols (instead of Character Map's Symbol font or our Character Tag's symbol selection, let me know.
Or if you can elaborate on whether there are certain cases where we'd need to use one symbol-creating method over another . . .