Excel - Problem inserting delta symbol into Excel

Asked By johnmclaughlin4 on 12-Sep-07 07:35 PM
Dear Group,

Hello.  I recently posted a question related to the issue of
putting a mu (=B5) symbol into MS Excel charts.  Someone kindly
suggested using the Alt-numeric code (alt-0181) to place this symbol
into the spreadsheet cell which then showed up nicely in the chart.
However, when I try to do this same operation using alt+ NumPad 68
(susposed to give the delta symbol), all I get is a capital D.  What
gives?   Why does one symbol work and not the other?  I even
downloaded the program QuickKeys from SourceForge.net and this still
did not solve the problem.   Any ideas??

Thank you.

John




JackGombol replied on 12-Sep-07 08:26 PM
John:  Did you try alt+0394 to represent the delta symbol?  I have used that
successfully in the past.
Jack
Jon Peltier replied on 12-Sep-07 09:27 PM
Alt-0068 produces delta, if you're using the Symbol font. In a regular font,
Alt-0068 produced D (Alt-0065 is A, etc.). I don't see delta in any of the
three regular fonts I just checked
(http://peltiertech.com/Excel/tricks.html#ascii).

- Jon
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Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
Peltier Technical Services, Inc. - http://PeltierTech.com
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Dear Group,

Hello.  I recently posted a question related to the issue of
putting a mu (ยต) symbol into MS Excel charts.  Someone kindly
suggested using the Alt-numeric code (alt-0181) to place this symbol
into the spreadsheet cell which then showed up nicely in the chart.
However, when I try to do this same operation using alt+ NumPad 68
(susposed to give the delta symbol), all I get is a capital D.  What
gives?   Why does one symbol work and not the other?  I even
downloaded the program QuickKeys from SourceForge.net and this still
did not solve the problem.   Any ideas??

Thank you.

John
John Mc replied on 13-Sep-07 11:47 AM
On Sep 12, 8:26=C2=A0pm, JackGombola
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Dear Jack,  Hello.  Thanks for the suggestion.  However, on my
computer (Windows Vista running MS Office 2007) the alt 0394 produces
the following character: =C5=A0.  Take care,  John
John Mc replied on 13-Sep-07 11:59 AM
Dear Group,  Thank you for your responses.  I could not find a way to
use the Delta Symbol in Excel.  The Delta symbol appeared in the
spreadsheet cell showed up as a captial "D" in the chart.  I found if
I left it blank and imported it into PowerPoint, I could create a text
box with a Delta Symbol and insert this into the empty space in the
chart.  There is probably an easier way to do this but.....

Thanks again.


On Sep 12, 9:27 pm, "Jon Peltier" <jonxlmv...@SPAMpeltiertech.com>
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Jon Peltier replied on 13-Sep-07 12:47 PM
Axis tick labels only support definition of a font format (font name, size,
bold, italic, color, etc.) for the entire label. In a textbox, data label,
axis title, or chart title, you can format individual characters, but only
if the text element is not linked to a cell.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
Peltier Technical Services, Inc. - http://PeltierTech.com
_______


Dear Group,  Thank you for your responses.  I could not find a way to
use the Delta Symbol in Excel.  The Delta symbol appeared in the
spreadsheet cell showed up as a captial "D" in the chart.  I found if
I left it blank and imported it into PowerPoint, I could create a text
box with a Delta Symbol and insert this into the empty space in the
chart.  There is probably an easier way to do this but.....

Thanks again.


On Sep 12, 9:27 pm, "Jon Peltier" <jonxlmv...@SPAMpeltiertech.com>