Greek letter shortcuts in Keynote 6.5


I recently switched to Keynote for writing scientific talks. I use tons of greek letters and need a fast way to type them in. I have seen on other questions and forums that people just change the auto-correct settings to replace things like \lambda with the Greek letter. However, in Keynote 6.5 I cant seem to find the auto-correct settings to do this. Its looks like they moved it out of the preferences menu. Anyone know where this is, or have another solution?

Best Answer

Using the Keyboard System Preference, in combination with the Greek keyboard, I was able to get this to work.

Open System Preferences > Keyboard

Select the Keyboard tab and check Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar. The flag of your default language should now appear to the right of the Date/Time menu item.

Select the Input Sources tab > Add Greek keyboard

Select the Text tab > select then add \lambda to the Replace field

From the Character Viewer menu bar item, choose the Greek keyboard > Select the With field and type the 'l' key. This should insert the λ character in this field.

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From the Character ViewSwitch back to the default keyboard.

Now, whenever you type \lambda you will see this replacement pop-up:

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Repeat with other characters.