Bullets, dashes, arrows, widgets

For real bullets used in outlining do the following.  Click on View.  Click on Toolbars.  Check on “Bullets and Numbering.”  A toolbar will appear at the bottom of the window where you can access a whole bunch of bullets and outlining features.  Un-check to clear the toolbar.

Arrows, Dashes and Icons can be found in the “gallery.”  In the icon toolbar (right under the English menu) look for the icon that is labeled “Gallery.”  You see the label when you point to it.  Click on this icon and a large set of symbols and icons will appear.   To use one, put your cursor where you want it to appear in your text.  Point to the one you wish to use and RIGHT click on it.  Then select “copy” and the icon will appear in your text.  These work like small pictures.  You may have to resize it just like you do a photo.  Then you may have to reposition it.  This are a little annoying to use in my opinion.  It is hard to get them to stay where you want them.

In this photo it is the 2nd Icon from left, top row

In this photo it is the 2nd Icon from left, top row

There is also a Character Map built into Kubuntu Linux.  To use it in your document do the following.  Hold down the ALT key and press the function key F2.  A small window slot will appear at the top center of the screen.  Type the word Character and a drop down will appear.  Select “Character Selector” and an app will appear in a box.  You can select your font that you want to use and see all the characters.  Drag and drop characters from the box into your text.

Character Mapper

Character Mapper

 

 

 

 

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