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Keypad “+”, "*“,”/“,”=" Gives Unexpected Results

PSS ID Number: Q39174 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

====================================================================== 4.00 MACINTOSH kbusage

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, version 4.0


On a Macintosh Plus or Macintosh 512, certain key combinations may beep instead of performing the commands they have been assigned to in the Commands dialog box. For example, COMMAND+OPTION+PLUS (+) on the numeric keypad may not yield a cloverleaf cursor for the Assign To Key command; instead, it will just beep.

On the older Apple keyboards, the keypad keys plus (+), asterisk (*), forward slash (/), and equals (=) generate the same codes as SHIFT+ARROW keys. The new ADB keyboards have different key codes for those keys and can be differentiated from SHIFT+ARROW keys. On a Macintosh Plus, however, these cannot be differentiated.

On the older keyboards, originally there were no separate keys for the functions of addition, multiplication, division, and total. The ability to hold the SHIFT key in combination with the ARROW keys to produce these commands was added.

KBCategory: kbusage KBSubCategory: Additional reference words: macword macword5 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.