Forum Question: Typing keyboard shortcut symbols

How do you type the keyboard shortcut symbols when entering text on pages? i want to type the symbols, shift, control, option,command, tab, etc.
gary stone

Comments: 5 Responses to “Typing keyboard shortcut symbols”

    4/4/11 @ 4:02 pm

    You mean the symbols usually used to represent those keys in documentation and books?
    Use the Character Viewer. (See episode 78:
    Make sure you select “View” for “All Characters” at the top. Then look for the set “Technical Symbols” under the “Symbols category. You’ll see them all there, and more.

    Gary Stone
    4/4/11 @ 5:01 pm


    Thank you for your response it worked perfectly. i am practicing with pages a little at a time and getting more confident each day.

    Gary-Bay Village, ohio

    4/5/11 @ 9:16 pm

    Thank you!!!

    Todd Parody
    1/9/13 @ 5:06 am

    I am using a MacBook pro with Max OS X Lion 10.7.5. an am using Microsoft Word 2011 for macs. I have tried numerous online video tutorials and advice, but none of the options have allowed me to find a way to type in the Mac command key symbol. Any suggestions?

      1/9/13 @ 6:07 am

      Did you follow the steps in my initial reply at the top of this page? If so, at which step did you have trouble?

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