Highlighting with numbers keyboard shortcut

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Paul Grieve | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 28 2014 7:11 AM

I use a PC with a numerical keypad and have organised keyboard shortcuts for rapid highlighting using numbers. It is very convenient to select text and, by merely typing a number from 1 to 0, to have the selected text highlighted for a sequence. This works beautifully when using the numbers across the top of the keyboard but will not work using the numbers on the keypad that is integrated into the laptop keyboard.

Has anyone any comments? It's not a 'train smash'—just a little frustrating when it doesn't do what you expect!

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 28 2014 7:31 AM

Paul Grieve:
his works beautifully when using the numbers across the top of the keyboard but will not work using the numbers on the keypad that is integrated into the laptop keyboard.
How very odd.  It seems unlikely that the keys would submit a different keycode.  The only guess I might stab at is the presence of a numlock.

Many computers, even laptops have a numlock key that turns on or off the primary functions of a numeric keypad / or activates secondary functions like Home, PGUP, etc.  

Check the numlock status.

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Paul Grieve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 28 2014 7:43 AM

Thanks, TC. That was the first thing I checked and it has no bearing on the issue.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 28 2014 7:53 AM

Well I had to start somewhere Paul.  :-)

So I did a  bit of digging. Apparently the keyCode values for numeric keypad are different!  I had no idea. IMHO this is a minor bug that should be rectifiable.

snagged this from Adobe

Letter or number key

Key code

ASCII key code

0

48

48

1

49

49

2

50

50

3

51

51

4

52

52

5

53

53

6

54

54

7

55

55

8

56

56

9

57

57

Keys on the numeric keypad

The following table lists the keys on a numeric keypad, with the corresponding key code values that are used to identify the keys in ActionScript:

Numeric keypad key

Key code

ASCII key code

Numpad 0

96

48

Numpad 1

97

49

Numpad 2

98

50

Numpad 3

99

51

Numpad 4

100

52

Numpad 5

101

53

Numpad 6

102

54

Numpad 7

103

55

Numpad 8

104

56

Numpad 9

105

57

Multiply

106

42

Add

107

43

Enter

13

13

Subtract

109

45

Decimal

110

46

Divide

111

47

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Paul Grieve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 28 2014 8:05 AM

Thanks again, TC. Interesting—I suspected it must be something like that. Appreciate your input. It's not really of great import and I don't expect the powers that be will be interested in incorporating this in a future issue of the program. There are bigger issues they should be attending to. I must say, I love Logos and use it daily, in spite of the various issues.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 28 2014 8:31 AM

I think you still may have time to change the title of this post to 

BUG: Highlighting with numbers keyboard shortcut.  

Doing this would make it easier for the programmers to spot.

Click the green "More" button on your top post, that should give you an edit option and you can rename the post (I believe within 10 hours.)

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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 9 2014 3:40 PM

Paul Grieve:
This works beautifully when using the numbers across the top of the keyboard but will not work using the numbers on the keypad that is integrated into the laptop keyboard.

This should be fixed in 5.2b SR-3

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Paul Grieve | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 10 2014 9:42 AM

Thanks, Angela. Much appreciated. 

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Maria V.Garrido | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 10 2014 11:53 AM

Could you point me to where I can learn how to highlight using numbers? I have been looking for a different way to highlight text for a while now.

Thank you.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 10 2014 12:33 PM

Maria V.Garrido:

Could you point me to where I can learn how to highlight using numbers? I have been looking for a different way to highlight text for a while now.

Thank you.

Hi Maria,

I hope this helps: https://wiki.logos.com/Highlighting#Shortcut_keys 

Instead of using a letter, try using a number.

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 10 2014 4:30 PM

Angela Murashov:

Paul Grieve:
This works beautifully when using the numbers across the top of the keyboard but will not work using the numbers on the keypad that is integrated into the laptop keyboard.

This should be fixed in 5.2b SR-3

And it is working in 5.2b SR-3, as suggested.

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Maria V.Garrido | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 11 2014 4:48 AM

Thank you.

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