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Maori Macrons in MS Word

There are a few ways that you can enter Maori Macrons into your Word document - Ā ā Ē ē Ī ī Ō ō Ū ū

  • Maori Keyboard and language
  • Insert Symbol Command
  • Short Cut Key Function
  • Unicode

Maori Keyboard and Language

In windows 7, 8 and 10, most university computers should now include the Maori language update. In order to use Maori Macrons in windows you can do the following:

  1. Click the Language Bar in the bottom right of the screen near the clock:

  2. Select Maori - Maori Keyboard (or English (New Zealand) - Maori
  3. The language for your keyboard will now be set to the Maori dictionary.
    When placing macron's in the system you can use the ` followed by a letter to place the macron ā
    (i.e `a  will give you ā )

Insert Symbol

If it is only for one or two macrons rather than a full document, sometimes it may be easier to use Insert Symbol function in word rather than switching languages all the time.

In Word Select 'Insert' – 'Symbol'

The Font should be set to normal text and the Subset Latin Extended-A (These are the default settings)

symbol

Find the character you want to replace with, and select it e.g. Ā

Short Cut Key

To assign a shortcut key select 'Insert' – 'Symbol' and select the symbol you want now select Shortcut Key (button in lower left of the dialog window).

Now click the mouse in to the "press new shortcut key" and press the keys that you want to use for the macron for example 'Alt' 'Shift' 'a' and then click Assign.

assign_key

Recommended keys to make it a nice easy to remember pattern

Ā

Alt+Shift+a Already mapped to "ShowAllHeadings"

ā

Alt+A

Ē

Alt+Shift+e

ē

Alt+e

Ī

Alt+Shift+i

ī

Alt+i

Ō

Alt+Shift+o Already mapped to "MarkTableOfContentsEntry"

ō

Alt+o

Ū

Alt+Shift+u Already mapped to "UpdateFeilds"

ū

Alt+u

Unicode

Enter the code then press Alt+X

0101

ā

0100

Ā

0113

ē

0112

Ē

012b

ī

012a

Ī

014d

ō

014c

Ō

016b

ū

016a

Ū

Student Labs

Can we provide Maori Macrons on the Thin Clients?

The short answer to this is that while all the macrons etc. are available on the terminal servers, the thin client devices do not support that language so can't generate the character codes correctly. This means no macrons from the IC keyboards.

What is the Work Around?

User's may add macrons to a document if they wish by using the insert symbol command while they type. The Maori dictionaries are there also to assist with this.

Staff

Maori Keyboard

As an additional option available to staff, we have a separate installer for the Maori Keyboard if the language option on the computer either has a problem or the Maori language isn't installed for some reason.

  • Install the exe file found at \\filer-usg.its.waikato.ac.nz\usg-share\program\māorikeyboard. Read the "readme.txt" first.
  • Follow setup instructions found here - typingmacrons.pdf

Maori Dictionaries -

Te Reo Tupu

The setup.exe can be found at \\filer-usg.its.waikato.ac.nz\\usg-share\program\tereotupu


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