How do you key in a prime or double primes in Adobe illustrator in a textbox? I am using Wins7 system.
Regardless of any operating system, Illustrator is equipped with a "Glyphs" panel. With the textbox in edit mode, open the glyphs panel, locate the appropriate prime mark you require (double prime is usually at the beginning of the list, and prime is located after the letters) and double click on it. I use this method on a daily basis.
I just hoped that Adobe would have followed the same method as that used in InDesign – it has a shortcut.
In Windows 7, as Paul suggested, use the
Character Map to insert special characters into documents and text fields.
- Open the
Character Mapand hit return.
- Select the appropriate typeface in the
- Find the special character you want
- Paste in your field or document.
In OSX, with a valid text input field selected, you can launch the character viewer by pressing
Space bar or by selecting
Emoji & Symbols from the
With that dialog opened, a search for
Prime will display single, double, triple and quadruple prime symbols that you can click to insert.