Dimensions 8.5 x 11-inch?

Subject: Dimensions 8.5 x 11-inch?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:18:22 -0400

Rob Hudson wondered: <<I'm trying to instruct students about how to
use dimensions (e..g "8.5x11") and I see that the Chicago Manual of
Style uses a character different from the "x" to express "by." Can
anyone confirm this character or direct me to the appropriate section
in the CMS about formatting dimensions?>>

The "x" is useful shorthand, but the correct character you're looking
for is the multiplication symbol: Alt-0215 in most Windows fonts, and
Option-Y in the Symbol font on the Mac. (If you're using Unicode-
friendly software on the Mac, you can also enter it as a Unicode
character for most fonts, but as I'm stuck back in Word X, I've never
bothered learning that code.)

You might find the following lists of keyboard shortcuts useful:
Windows: http://www.geoff-hart.com/resources/accents-windows.pdf
Mac: http://www.geoff-hart.com/resources/accents-mac.pdf

Not complete by a long shot (i.e., biased heavily towards my own
needs), but still broadly useful. Someday, time permitting, I'll
extend it to include the Unicode numbers.

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
Coming soon: _Effective onscreen editing_ (http://www.geoff-hart.com/


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