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Searching for Special Characters and Text Types
When searching for a word or phrase in any of the window types (with the exception of Englishman's), it is possible to focus that search on a particular text type and/or to include special characters in the search string.
To focus the search on a particular text type: Open the search dialog for the desired window type, mouse-click or Tab to the Word or phrase field, then press Ctrl+I (that is, hold down the Ctrl key, press I, then release both keys). This brings up the Symbol dialog, which can be used to select a text type and/or to insert special characters. Click the button (located on the right side of the Text type field) to display the list of all available text types. Select the desired text type by single-clicking on it. If you are only specifying the text type, click the Insert button on the Symbol dialog. This action will close the Symbol dialog and the selected text type will be displayed in the lower-right corner of the Search dialog. [Note: Only one text type can be selected for any search, and that text type will be applied to the entire search string.] If you also wish to specify a special character, follow the directions below.
At any time when using the Symbol dialog, you can use the Cancel button to return to the Search dialog without applying any changes or selections that you might have made.
To search for a special character: Open the search dialog for the desired window type, mouse-click or Tab to the Word or phrase field, then press Ctrl+I (that is, hold down the Ctrl key, press I, then release both keys). The special characters for the currently selected text type are displayed in the body of the Symbol dialog. Note that different special characters may be available for different text types, and that it may be necessary to use a scroll bar (located on the right side of the symbols list, when needed) to view all of the available special characters for the current text type. [Note: It is possible to include multiple special characters within a search string, but due to the single text type limitation noted above, all characters in the search string must be of the same text type.]
A large number of the special characters are also available via Keyboard shortcuts. You can view a table of those values, and perhaps print it out for easy reference, by following this link: Special Character Keystroke Shortcuts
(Note: There is not yet a mechanism within OneTouch® that makes it easy to determine the text type of the various texts that appear in any reference work. Hence, it may take some guesswork and perseverance to conduct an effective search for a special character.)