Moderate Proofreading Tutorial, Page 3

Accented/Non-ASCII Characters

Please proofread these using the proper symbols or accented characters to match the image, where possible, including the use or non-use of accents.

Inserting Special Characters

If they are not on your keyboard, there are several ways to input special characters:

  • The pull-down menus in the proofreading interface.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
    Tables for Windows and Macintosh which list these shortcuts are in the Proofreading Guidelines.
  • Other methods described in the guidelines.


Proofread fractions as follows: ¼ becomes 1/4, and becomes 2-1/2. The hyphen prevents the whole and fractional part from becoming separated when the lines are rewrapped during post-processing.

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