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How do I type a bar (straight up and down as opposed to a ...

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How do I type a bar (straight up and down as opposed to a back or forward slash). For example: {word1|word2}. Where does that bar come from?


of course you can do that using the Alt codes or from the Insert > Symbols in Word, but since this character is a standard key on your keyboard you can just use that key. Here is where it is:

On normal US keyboards this key is the shift of the back slash. So if you press the Shift key and hit the backslash "\" key you will get the | character.

Hope this helps.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks man. I could have sworn I did that, but, oh well. Have a good night.

You're most welcome. Thanks.