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Like you, I am an All Chars aficionado and I have installed it on my new
Windows 7 OS which is giving a hard time with most of my software updates
(arrgh)! All Chars seems to work fine but once I have activated a special
character, it seems to take control of all the following actions I am taking
and interacts with the functioning of office programs (2007).
For example, after activating AllChars with the ctrl as a default key, the
appropriate character would be entered. AFter that, I am no longer able to
write onto any of my ppt slide, I would not be able to save using ctrl+s, ppt
would duplicate slides instead, open menus I did not ask or even open a new
document after pressing certain keys. It seems to me like AllChars activates a
key behind my back and prevents me from using my mouse appropriately and turns
all my key strokes to short cuts that do not do what I want them to do.
Problems stop if I exit AllChars (but I don't really want to, I want it
activated all the time so I can simply use ctrl to activate the special
characters I need).
I read the previous topics but could not find anyone sharing similar
difficulties. Has anyone ran into the same prob and would you have any
suggestions to sort this out?
I'm no expert, so all I can see here is that somehow your AllChars keys
intended as global are being interpreted as ppt shortcuts.
My best guess (and my apologies; it's just a guess) would be to do these in
whatever seems the easier sequence:
— checking settings specific to ppt by calling up any other MS Office
program—probably I'd try Word—and seeing whether AllChars was okay with it.
— check out AllChars as being the bad guy, by disabling AllChars 5 and trying
AllChars 4 (or the opposite; I'm assuming you're using AllChars 5)
On Windows 7, I was using AllChars 4 with no trouble at all. Right up until I
took Windows 7 off and happily returned to XP. So, if your MS Office Word, for
instance, is okay with AllChars, then perhaps your PowerPoint is accidentally
set to "record" AllChars input, and is basically stealing your AllChars
keystrokes for ppt's own.
Please write back, as there may be others who will want to know how this turns
out. Thank you.
Thanks grongle but nothing helped. On top, All Chars seems to be slightly
temperemental on W7. Sometimes, the compose key works and sometimes it won't.
It'd be great if the creators could work out a solution as more of us will be
moving to windows 7 in the future (and they got me totally addicted to
Allchars now). So still hoping to hear from anyone who has a solution!
No, that's not it. As I said, I had AllChars working just fine on Windows 7
I was using AllChars 4.0.321. No problems. Nor should there be, considering
AllChars works fine on Vista too.
18.104.22.168 works flawless on Windows 7 64bit/Office 2010 32 bit until now.
Have new machine w/ Win7, x64. Have tried AllChars 3.6.3, 4.0.321, 5.0.181 --
no success. Am using 3.6.3 on Win 98SE, XP Home & XP Pro with no problems. I
use AllChars in MS_Office, Notepad, browsers (IE, FireFoxI, NetScape). Is
there some system setting in Win7 that i have to change for AllChars to work?
Have tried UniChars, not able to understand the docs. Currently checking out
the free version of Phrase Express, but it does WAY more than i need.
Finally figured out how to get v5.0.181 working on Win 7, both x32 & x64. Only
problem now is that doubled characters in macros are singled on output --
treated by keyboard driver as keybounce.