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    Broken key on keyboard
    I've broken the '7' key. I can type a '7' using the numeric keypad, but how do I get an ampersand?

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    Hello - well the ASCII code for the '&' is 38 (as shown below) - I no longer have a numeric keypad on my Macs, but when on Windows, I used a lot of ASCII codes w/ a keypad - try to hold down the ALT key ON the keypad and type in 38 from there - hope it works for you! Dave
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    Hi - thanks, but doing that gives me '#•' Not sure if that is the difference between the US and UK keyboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetleycat View Post
    Hi - thanks, but doing that gives me '#' Not sure if that is the difference between the US and UK keyboards.
    Sorry - did not know your locale?

    As I recall from my Windows days, had to be the ALT key to the right of the spacebar (and Num Lock may have needed to be activated); but, may be the keyboard as you mention or possibly only a Windows feature? Dave

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