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Windows 10 Illustrator EM Dash Shortcut Does Not Work

Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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Hello Community,

 

Adobe Illustrator for Windows shows that the shortcut for EM Dash (—) is Alt + Shift + - however when this combo is used the result is nothing. EN Dash (–) is shown as Alt + - and it function perfectly fine. I noticed that in Adobe InDesign, EM Dash keyboard shortcut combo is the same (Alt + Shift + -) and it works there, just not Illustrator. 

 

Interestingly, only in Illustrator, the hyphen key between 0 and = keys doesnt work in the EM Dash combo above however if you substitute the NUMPAD minus sign for that key (Alt + Shift + Numpad Minus) the EM Dash comno will work. It shouldnt behave like that though. is there a way to fix it to work with the hypen key?

 

(i'd like to not always use ALT + 0150 and ALT + 0151 all the time)

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Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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Please excuse my typos 🙂

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Feb 19, 2024 Feb 19, 2024

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Hello @Nicholas Tassone,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing the details. I tried replicating this behavior, and it was the same. The hyphen/dash key between the 0 and the + keys will not work, but the dash key on the number pad does work when using it in Illustrator. 


While I check this with the team, would you mind trying to change the keyboard shortcut for this (https://adobe.ly/4bEPpU9) as a workaround to check if it helps?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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