[texworks] How to enter placeholder in auto-completion file

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 23:31:40 CET 2011

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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