I have a friend (no snide comments, thanks <s>), who has a problem when using Alt-key codes to insert special characters.
The characters in question are musical notes, and when he writes an email (Outlook Express) he can press Alt+13 and Alt+14 to produce the desired characters.
However, when he trys this using Word (Word97 ... he's an older chap and unlikely to upgrade), nothing happens, viz. no characters.
Anybody shed some light on why this is happening (or not happening, actually). System is XP Home.