How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?

You can add special characters to your text in Claro. This includes characters such as currency signs, registration marks, fractions, copyright symbols, accented characters, etc.

To insert a special character:

  1. When you’re adding or editing text, click the Special Characters button in the Font section on the Home tab.
  2. Roll your mouse over the character icons. An enlarged preview of each character displays.
  3. When you see the character you want to insert, click it.

What if the Special Character button isn't available?

The Special Character button is made available where you use it most—when inputting text into text elements on the stage. Other areas in Claro also allow for text input, but the Special Character button may not be accessible, such as in question choices or feedback and graph data.

To insert special characters when the button is not available:

  • You can copy and paste characters from websites like
  • Use ALT codes on your PC or Option keys on Mac.
  • If you're using a Mac, go to Edit > Special Character and a full list of characters will be provided.
    Note: Mac also provides a Press and Hold option which will pop up a menu with all special characters related to the selected key. This is a great shortcut, but keep in mind that if you do not hit the spacebar (or other key) after generating a character in this manner, it may revert back to the key originally selected.

Getting Started

  1. A Tour of the Main Parts of Claro guide (SplashBoard and Authoring Environment with labelled areas)
  2. Changing your Knowledge Base/Feedback Support notification settings.
  3. What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?
  4. How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?
  5. How do I add a new Learning Object to my course?
  6. How do I add a new Module to my course?
  7. How do I add a page to my course? How do I make a new page?
  8. How do I add a review exercise?
  9. How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?
  10. How do I change the formatting of a bullet or number list? How do I set the style type of a list?
  11. How do I create or edit a table?
  12. How do I edit the properties, title, name or settings of a page?
  13. How do I get started making a course in Claro? A Quick Start guide.
  14. How do I make a new page from a current page (duplicate or copy a page)?
  15. How do I style my font or paragraph text? How can I make my font bold, a different color, or remove all formatting?
  16. How do I add, edit or delete a marker to my page?
  17. How do I add, edit or delete a zoom element?
  18. How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?
  19. How do I add a glossary term?
  20. How do I view a glossary term's definition in a course?
  21. How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?
  22. Submit or Share an idea (Feedback) for Claro
  23. What are the Shape Settings and tools I can use in the shape context-tab to change or modify a shape?
  24. What do all these tools and terms in Claro mean? (Claro Authoring Terminology Guide)
  25. What font faces are supported by Claro?
  26. Where is the Help manual or documentation? How do I get or call support?
  27. How do I pin Claro to my Windows Taskbar and Start menu as a shortcut?
  28. What are the shortcut keys learners can use to navigate a course without a mouse?
  29. How do I rotate an Element?

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