Is there any way to put the standard special characters in the message boxes? Like a button bar that appears along the bottom of the message box - that with 1 click inserts a selected character at the cursor? Latex is simply not suitable, not to mention clumsy, for inserting single characters in paragraphs. And yes I've seen some people carrying them around in the signature - but that is less than satisfactory to be cluttering up every message just for the occasional need. If there is some feature I'm not yet aware of, I'm all eyes.