Quattro Pro and symbols in footers (using ctrl+w)

When inserting a symbol in a cell, say Euro or Pound w/use of ctrl+w to get to the symbols, it works fine.  BUT can't get it to work right in footers or headers you get other than the indicated (by picture) results.  So, I went through the Typographical Symbol Set (set 4,...) one by one and found the symbol to use in footer or header - for Euro have to use 4,94 (in a cell one uses 4,72).  I cannot find a similar work around for the British Pound symbol.  Anyone have a suggestion (besides getting Corel to fix the problem [find it exists as a problem all the way back to Word Perfect X5])?

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  • I follow the steps at Help>Topics>Search>Header>Creating....

    and all works just as it should.

  • The site broke before I had completed my post.

    I succeeded because I used the keyboard (and in the UK I have a £ key).

    As an alternative to Insert>Symbols, enter the symbol from the keyboard using the appropriate ALT-code. This is a trick from the old MS-DOS days that still works in Windows. For the symbol û, for example, you would hold down the ALT-key and enter 150 on the numeric keypad, then let go of the ALT-key. Voilá!
    Here is one table of ASCII codes:
    https://theasciicode.com.ar/

     . . . . . .Use Keyboard . . . . . . . Showing in
    Alt+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the Input line . . . . . . Copied from Col B
    129 . . .  . . . . ü . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ü  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ü
    130 . . .  . . . . é . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .é  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .é
    150  . . .  . . . .û . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .û  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .û
    160  . . .  . . . .á . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .á  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .á
    163  . . .  . . . .ú . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ú  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ú
    0163  . . .  . . .£ . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . £  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£

    Use Symbol  .é . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . .J  . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . é) all
     . . .  . . . .  . . ..ü . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . .á . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . ü) these
     . . .  . . . .  . . ..£ . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . .^ . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . £) have a
    Use Symbol while . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . .  . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . .  .) leading
    in Input Line.... é . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . .J . . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . .é) apostrophe

    When I copy from QP a Cell containing any of the items produced by the Symbol feature and paste into a text editor or WordPerfect, what appears there is what in QP appears in the Input Line.

    If you use Symbol in a Header or Footer -
    or if you try composing your header in a Cell and in the Header refer to the Cell using e.g: \C:A10 -
    or create the text of your header in the main QP edit screen and copy from there
    - what appears in the Header is the sort of thing that appears above "in the Input Line".

    Workarounds:
    - compose the text without using Symbols.
    - one way to do that: use Alt+keys.
    - compose the text in a text editor and copy to the Header.
    Composing the text in WP and copying to the Header may or may not work.
    In WP, typing £ (Shift-3) (which produces a Code) and copy-pasting it to the main QP edit screen alone succeeds, but e.g: copy-pasting £150 produces 150 - the £ is lost. But pasting into a QP Header succeeds. €150 succeeds in the edit screen and a Header. To date, I have not identified a pattern. So using a text editor seems more reliable; the Alt-key scheme should work there too.

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