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Code I must have hit a combination of keys to mess myself up. Every time I try to type now I get symbols and wrong letters and numbers. How do I fix this?

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Look for a key with a coloured symbol,ie,indicating "keyboard 1",or something similar. Hold the code key down and at the same time press your selected key. Order should be restored. If not,look up an Olympia dealer and they will help you over the phone. One thing for sure ,you have inadvertely selected a 2nd or 3rd keyboard setting to accommodate an other daisy-wheel/language. Good luck!

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