Keyboard Shortcuts Fail Under Mac OS 8.5 and Later

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Category: Mathematics and Simulation > Mathtype
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Mathtype 434A The information in this document applies to: MathType 3.6 (Mac) Macintosh OS 8.5 and later Issue ===== Many customers outside the U.S. find that MathType's built-in keyboard shortcuts, such as Command-C to copy or Command-A for Select all, do not work. Reason ====== This problem is unique only to the combination of products listed above. Mac OS 8.5 and later handle international keyboards differently than Mac OS 8.1 and earlier. As a result, the MathType keyboard shortcuts, which worked up to version 8.1, no longer function correctly. Solution ======== You have three workaround choices: Install Mac OS 8.1 or earlier ----------------------------- This may seem harsh, we agree, but it does solve the problem and does not require any other action on your part. If you want to do something that requires toggling but is less drastic, you can: Enable the U.S. keyboard layout and switch to it when using MathType -------------------------------------------------------------------- Once you have enabled the U.S. keyboard along with your own keyboard layout, you will see an icon in the upper right hand corner of the Macintosh menu. This icon will be the flag of the country which keyboard layout you are currently using. Clicking on this icon will drop a menu that will list the keyboards that you have enabled (one of which will be the U.S. flag for To enable the U.S. keyboard layout as described above, do the following: 1) Open the Keyboard control panel. 2) Place a checkmark next to the U.S. entry. 3) Close the Keyboard Layout dialogue. At this point you will notice the new icon on the right side of the Macintosh menu bar. To switch keyboard layouts, simply click on the icon and select the layout you wish to use. Additionally you can customize a keyboard shortcut to toggle between the keyboard layouts that you have enabled through the Keyboard control panel. Upgrade to version 3.7 of MathType ---------------------------------- To upgrade, send us an email, including your address and registration number, to mathtype@adeptscience.co.uk and we will email you details of how to download this free upgrade. Mathtype 3.6 en

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