I’m not too good at importing symbols through shortcuts into the scrivener text.
Is there an easier way of doing? I remember in OS 9 there was a simple program included from which one could copy and paste, but I did not find it for OSX? Many thanks for any suggestions.
Are you thinking of Key Caps? The modern equivalent seems to be the Special Characters palette, which is under the Edit menu.
If you find yourself using a lot of special characters, and can never remember the shortcuts (like, um, me) then you may want to check out PopCharX, the OSX version of a venerable old plug-in that I’ve used for more than 10 years: macility.com/products/popcharx/
It’s easy enough to get; just go to System Preferences -> International -> Input Menu and check the “Show input menu in menu bar” near the bottom of the prefs page. I have it up there because I don’t use the accents and special characters nearly enough to memorize them.