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How to insert a wingdings character using Find/Change in CS6

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Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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If it is possible to use Find/Change to insert a wingdings character into a CS6 document, how is that done?

 

In the screenshot of the Find/Change box we use in CS6, I have typed three x’s to be replaced by wingdings character code 0x74 (Dec 10731, HEX U+29EB, Black lozenge)  I think that’s a zero at the start of the character code, but if not, it might be a capital O.

 

What info needs to be entered in the Find/Change fields/boxes to do this? Or if it's easy to do, please enter the info needed and upload a screenshot of the Find/Change box as a reference to use.

 

Thanks!

 

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CS6 may be different, but under the current version, simply cutting and pasting the desired glyph works for me.

 

Insert the glyph you want for replacement anywhere in the document. Set up Find/Change with 'xxx' as your search string. Copy and paste the lozenge glyph in the Change to field.

 

To allow for further management, I'd paste the glyph with a Character Style assigned (using the Change Format field). That way, you can tweak size, color, positioning etc. and it will make it that much easi

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CS6 may be different, but under the current version, simply cutting and pasting the desired glyph works for me.

 

Insert the glyph you want for replacement anywhere in the document. Set up Find/Change with 'xxx' as your search string. Copy and paste the lozenge glyph in the Change to field.

 

To allow for further management, I'd paste the glyph with a Character Style assigned (using the Change Format field). That way, you can tweak size, color, positioning etc. and it will make it that much easier to search for the instances for any further content change.

 

There are a number of more elaborate ways to accomplish this, but for more or less one-time/occasional changes, this should work as well as any.


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James:

It worked! There were over 60,000 to insert via Find/Change so this has saved us a lot of time.

Hope CS6 doesn't crash from so many font/character changes throughout the document. We'll back it up daily.

Thanks very much!

 

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