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Re: FrontEnd InserChar

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  • Subject: [mg39654] Re: [mg39586] FrontEnd InserChar
  • From: Omega Consulting <info at omegaconsultinggroup.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:33:33 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

At 01:55 AM 2/25/2003, merkat wrote:
>Hi
>I try to manipulate text in the FrontEnd, like inserting a character
>at the cursor:
>FrontEndExecute[{FrontEndToken[FrontEnd`SelectedNotebook[],
>"InsertChar",    ?&%??  ]}]
>does insert the Null character  \.00
>I could not find the Syntax for InsertChar to insert a specific
>character.
>Is there any (complete) documentation how to use the frontend
>commands?
>I have the book of  Glynn and Gray, it is useful but not extensive
>enough.

Instead of an unsupported FrontEndToken, maybe you'd be better off with 
NotebookWrite.

NotebookWrite[SelectedNotebook[], "a"]

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