I have a related question. (Essentially the same question but with a different platform.) I need to be able to insert two particular symbols with alacrity. The symbols are the paragraph symbol (the sort of backwards "P" thing), and the section symbol (the sort of squiggly thing with a circle in the middle). Here at work I'm stuck on a windows XP machine (I'm completely new to, and antagonistic toward, windows), and I can't figure out how to do it. Previously, using NeoOffice on MacOS X, I could assign those symbols to a key combination. Also, on this damned machine, using MSWord, I can do the same. There MUST be a way to do it in OpenOffice, right?! If not, I'm afraid I really can't use it.
BTW: my problem will not be unique. I'm a lawyer, and lawyers use those symbols a whole lot. If there isn't any keyboard shortcut to insert them, then I don't imagine any lawyer could use the software. I imagine that such a thing is common to other professions too, though. I suspect we all have our special symbols.
If the software doesn't include this functionality now, is there a way for me to submit a bug report or feature request or something?
OOo 3.0.X on Ms Windows XP