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Old 02-16-2011, 08:00 AM
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Are you sure you are pressing the 'Alt" key and using the keypad to your right, is your numbers lock on? Hope this helps.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
Go to programs, then the accessories folder, then system tools and you'll find a whole charactor map with all sorts of stuff.
WOW - that worked and I never even knew I had all those characters :D
The alt thing doesn't work on my laptop - windows 7
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:14 AM
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Thank you! How many times when I'm doing a recipe and don't want to write out "degrees", this is so much easier.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:19 AM
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thank you!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Suzi
OK - now I need some help --- when I tried this my screen went to totally full and all my stuff on the top has disappeared (I can't get out of this screen the normal way). HELP! HELP! HELP! How can I turn it back to the way it was???
Hit F11 at the top of your keyboard.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:20 AM
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Good to know
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:23 AM
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I can't make work either and I have Windows XP also
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:27 AM
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Thanks, I learned something new today!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:28 AM
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Thanks so much!!! This info will be put to good use!!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
Mary Ann your avatar is beautiful! Now - how do you make RED hearts instead of black and how do we get our signatures back> Thanks
Hit "reply" under any post in the thread. Then on the left of your reply box you will see "Tags" under the Smilies. When you have something that you want, say changing a color to red, do this: place the word "color=red" in brackets as shown. Then insert your desired symbol or words. Then type "color" in backets again but precede the word "color" with a forward slash like this /...that undoes the color change and is a required step even if you just want everything to be red.

I'm sorry that this explaination seems a bit convoluted---but if I typed the code it wouldn't show, just do the action (at least, I don't know how to over ride the code to make it show as originally typed). Note that there is an added bonus in doing a regular reply (vs. "Quick Reply" option at the bottom of the page). It allows you to do a preview of your reply, a very handy option for me with my bumble fingers and at times marshmallow of a brain. :o

Thank you for the kind words about my avatar. It is a close-up of my art quilt "We've Got Sisters!" that appeared in RaNae Merrill's Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts. She is an amazing artist, designer and teacher!

Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions regarding getting your signiture back other than trying to re-create it. I believe this is the link to do that:
Good luck!
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