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Problem of diacritic characters in Pagemaker

I have a word document in which I am using some diacritic characters but when I am opening that document in Pagemaker , some of the diacritic characters are replaced by " ? ". can you please tell me how to resolve this problem?

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You can't reliably open/paste text from Microsoft applications into PageMaker. I know exactly what is happening, I see it a bit, and the only solution is to replace those characters.
Are you aware of the ASCII Character Code table set - Firstly, are you on Mac or PC, this bit's for PC users. There is a huge array of 'hidden' characters on any typing application that will be produced from Windows using the ASCII Character table by holding down the Alt key and at the same time typing a number on the keypad; such as Alt+156 will give you the pounds character (£). You should be able to open a "Charset" file from C:Programs\Adobe\Pagemaker\Extras folder which will be the table of ASCII characters you can use. NOTE:: by default PM6.5 install the folder will be in C:\PM65\Extras.
Failing this, you will have to look up (or create, as I did) a character font list like Dingbats or Symbols or Wingdings to find the character you need.
Yes, you will have to manually fix any shortfalls in the text appearing on the page.
TIP:: When you have the MS Word document, save the file as TEXT ONLY and then from PageMaker "place" the text onto the page, it'll ask you to "Remove returns at ... end of every line" do NOT check this, no to remove returns = this method will give you the most accurate text imports, and none of the annoying MS Word type styles imported.

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