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Old 07-10-2020, 03:20 AM   #1
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I recently switched from a PC to an IMAC. Can't find the hashtag symbol anywhere when using Final Draft. I've seen some suggestions that US keyboard's use alt 3 to bring it up but that doesn't seem to work on a UK keyboard.

Anybody know the answer to this one, pls?
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:16 PM   #2
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The hashtag character (#) is the ANSI 35 character if you can insert that. The other option is to copy it from another document and paste it into your script.

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Old 07-10-2020, 08:46 PM   #3
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On my apple keyboard it's above the number 3.



SHIFT 3 = #


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Old 07-12-2020, 03:30 AM   #5
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On my apple keyboard it's above the number 3.



SHIFT 3 = #


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Unfortunately on the UK keyboard the £ sign is above the 3.
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The hashtag character (#) is the ANSI 35 character if you can insert that. The other option is to copy it from another document and paste it into your script.

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Yeah I’ve been copying and pasting from other files when needed but it’s not ideal. Was hoping there was a simple solution. Very strange that it appears to be omitted from a UK version of FD
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:10 PM   #7
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I recently switched from a PC to an IMAC. Can't find the hashtag symbol anywhere when using Final Draft. I've seen some suggestions that US keyboard's use alt 3 to bring it up but that doesn't seem to work on a UK keyboard.

Anybody know the answer to this one, pls?
Use ALT (Option) + 3 on a UK keyboard (don’t Shift+ALT+3)

How to do a hashtag on Mac” — Macworld UK

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Use ALT (Option) + 3 on a UK keyboard (don’t Shift+ALT+3)

How to do a hashtag on Mac” — Macworld UK

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Thanks Tiger. Unfortunately this one brings up I/E
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Thanks Tiger. Unfortunately this one brings up I/E
Which keyboard make and model are you using, please? Also, what version of Final Draft, please? After I receive those answers, I’ll try to find out for you how you can create a hashtag symbol using a keyboard shortcut, if there is one.

In the meantime, your other option is to go to System Preferences, Keyboard, then open the Text tab. There you can create a shortcut for a hashtag you will copy & paste from elsewhere.

1. Use a word processing program to create the hashtag symbol. As a precaution, although it’s not necessary, you can create it in Courier (whatever) font and size 12, or whatever font and font size you use to write your scripts. Copy and paste a hashtag from elsewhere, then highlight it and change its font and size to what you use to write scripts. Copy and paste this result as described in step 2.

2. Under the Text tab in the “Replace” column, use the word “hashtag” (or “xyz,” or anything else you wish), then in the “With” column, paste the hashtag symbol you created in the word processing program.

From then on, you write the word “hashtag” (or your code for it) wherever you want the hashtag symbol and your iMac will give you the option of replacing the word “hashtag” with the hashtag symbol you pasted in the “With” column in your Text list.
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Which keyboard make and model are you using, please? Also, what version of Final Draft, please? After I receive those answers, I’ll try to find out for you how you can create a hashtag symbol using a keyboard shortcut, if there is one.

In the meantime, your other option is to go to System Preferences, Keyboard, then open the Text tab. There you can create a shortcut for a hashtag you will copy & paste from elsewhere.

1. Use a word processing program to create the hashtag symbol. As a precaution, although it’s not necessary, you can create it in Courier (whatever) font and size 12, or whatever font and font size you use to write your scripts. Copy and paste a hashtag from elsewhere, then highlight it and change its font and size to what you use to write scripts. Copy and paste this result as described in step 2.

2. Under the Text tab in the “Replace” column, use the word “hashtag” (or “xyz,” or anything else you wish), then in the “With” column, paste the hashtag symbol you created in the word processing program.

From then on, you write the word “hashtag” (or your code for it) wherever you want the hashtag symbol and your iMac will give you the option of replacing the word “hashtag” with the hashtag symbol you pasted in the “With” column in your Text list.
Thanks Tiger I'll give that a go and see.

I'm using Final draft 11 with a 2019 iMac 2019 4k retina. I'm guessing it's just the standard keyboard that came with it.
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