Medical Abbr font?

  1. Is there a program that is a medical abbreviation font so you can use S with a like over it or C with a line over it or a with a line over it ect?
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  3. by   rdnkmommy
    I have been searchingh all day myself. Hope to find something soon.
  4. by   michaeljbuckner
    There is not a program that I can find, however I do have a solution. In Windows XP service Pack 2 there is a program called Private Charater Editor (it's built in). You'll have to use character Map ti insert your new characters, but once inserted can always use copy/paste from there. I created the "with" c, "without" s, and "after" p all with lines over them.
    to run Private Character Editor (PCE), click on start, run, then type eudcedit . This will bring up the editor. A "select code" window will appear with a blank box selected. Click ok. A box with gridlines will open. To create the c with the line over it, click on Edit, then on Copy Character. If you are like me, I use Arial quite a bit. So on the font button, click on it and select Arial and Regular, then Ok. This brings up the Arial Character set. Click on the lowecase c and then on ok. You'll have a c on your grid box. Now quick on the pencil icon in the upper left corner. I reccommend starting 4 squares above the c and creating a line 4 squares high extending to the right and left widths of the existing c. Click on File and then on Font Links; I reccomend linking with all fonts. Click ok. Now click on save character. Bring up Character map and select All fonts Private Characters. Click on your new c and copy/paste into your document. You can do the same with with the p to make an "after" symbol or the s to make a "without" symbol. Just be sure to save those characters to another empty block (which will assign new codes to your new characters and avoid overwriting your new one. Hope this helps!
  5. by   meandragonbrett
    Uhh, after going through all of that trouble, you could have type with and without and had your narrative done and have moved on to other and more important things.
    Last edit by meandragonbrett on Jan 23, '08 : Reason: spelling
  6. by   michaeljbuckner
    Quote from meandragonbrett
    Uhh, after going through all of that trouble, you could have type with and without and had your narrative done and have moved on to other and more important things.
    Uhhh.... not when Nursing Instructors have stated Nursing Students in my particular program are to use abbreviations. Creating the few abbrevaitions (as symbols) I needed took a total of 10 minutes (worst case).
  7. by   pinkiepie_RN
    Quote from michaeljbuckner
    There is not a program that I can find, however I do have a solution. In Windows XP service Pack 2 there is a program called Private Charater Editor (it's built in). You'll have to use character Map ti insert your new characters, but once inserted can always use copy/paste from there. I created the "with" c, "without" s, and "after" p all with lines over them.
    to run Private Character Editor (PCE), click on start, run, then type eudcedit . This will bring up the editor. A "select code" window will appear with a blank box selected. Click ok. A box with gridlines will open. To create the c with the line over it, click on Edit, then on Copy Character. If you are like me, I use Arial quite a bit. So on the font button, click on it and select Arial and Regular, then Ok. This brings up the Arial Character set. Click on the lowecase c and then on ok. You'll have a c on your grid box. Now quick on the pencil icon in the upper left corner. I reccommend starting 4 squares above the c and creating a line 4 squares high extending to the right and left widths of the existing c. Click on File and then on Font Links; I reccomend linking with all fonts. Click ok. Now click on save character. Bring up Character map and select All fonts Private Characters. Click on your new c and copy/paste into your document. You can do the same with with the p to make an "after" symbol or the s to make a "without" symbol. Just be sure to save those characters to another empty block (which will assign new codes to your new characters and avoid overwriting your new one. Hope this helps!
    I can create the characters and it appears I'm following your directions but when I go to open the document and insert the symbol, it doesn't show up. Any ideas?
  8. by   michaeljbuckner
    I'm not sure what is going on. All I can suggest is to ensure you open up Character map, select All fonts Private Characters. Click on your new c and copy/paste into your document by selecting the desired character, click on select, then click on copy and then go into your word document, press Control V to paste it into the document.
    You can also select the desired character in Character Map press Control C to copy, then go into your word document, press Control V to paste it into the document. Hope this helps.
  9. by   pinkiepie_RN
    Quote from michaeljbuckner
    I'm not sure what is going on. All I can suggest is to ensure you open up Character map, select All fonts Private Characters. Click on your new c and copy/paste into your document by selecting the desired character, click on select, then click on copy and then go into your word document, press Control V to paste it into the document.
    You can also select the desired character in Character Map press Control C to copy, then go into your word document, press Control V to paste it into the document. Hope this helps.
    Yeah I got it, I just didn't grasp that Character Map was a program external to MS Word. I thought I could just insert it like a special symbol. I'll keep playing around with it. Thanks!

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