[texworks] How to enter placeholder in auto-completion file
Paul A Norman
paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 23:36:23 CET 2011
Learning that stuff is useful as you can learn to insert anything else
you need in the future (system wide and not just TeXworks).
Other direct shortcut? - Not unless you research - and assign a
keycode one in your system
Here is a macro/script in TeXworks to keep you going :)
Un-zip into your scripts folder (available on your Scripts menu /
Then reload scripts (same menu area).
And if there is no shortcut conflict,
Alt+M & Alt+B
will forever after make you a bullet in TeXworks (only)
// Title: Make Bullet
// Description: Inserts a bullet for autocompletion
// Author: Paul Norman
// Version: 0.1
// Date: 2011-03-05
// Script-Type: standalone
// Context: TeXDocument
// Shortcut: Alt+M, Alt+B
On 5 March 2011 10:21, Per Ting <perting at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, that is lengthy. Is there shortcut (as in MAc, suggested by Herb)?
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>
>> Dear Per,
>> On a Windows machine,
>> 1. Position the cursor in TeXworks where you want it.
>> 2. Turn Number Lock on (leave it on)
>> 3. Keeping the Alt key down.
>> 4. On the numeric key pad type 0149
>> 5. Release the Alt key.
>> You should have a bullet.
>> Here is a quick reference for a few of the other possible combinations.
>> A more comprehensive guide (including unicode is here)
>> And of course
>> On 4 March 2011 11:08, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> > On Mar 3, 2011, at 3:32 PM, Per Ting wrote:
>> >> I am wondering how I can enter the small black placeholder circle using
>> >> standard American English keyboard (on PC and Mac) in a local
>> >> auto-completion file. The recently posted Texworks manual does not say
>> >> anything about this.
>> >> Thanks
>> >> Per
>> > Howdy,
>> > Don't know how to do that on a Windows machine but you should be able
>> > just type Opt-8 on a Mac to produce the bullet character which is what that
>> > mark really is.
>> > Good Luck,
>> > Herb Schulz
>> > (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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