How to Make a Rose Out of Keyboard Letters

by Roxy FreemanUpdated September 22, 2017
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It is possible to make different patterns and pictures with just your keyboard. You can make anything from a kitten to a cloud or a love heart. If you type the designs straight into an email or chat window, many of them will be sideways, but they are still quite effective. You can draw the art in any text editor such as Word, Notepad or TextEdit for Mac.

Open your text editing program. Change the font to Courier or Monaco. The art looks much better in a fixed width font, such as these.

Type an "@" followed by a ")". You now have the top of the rose. To make the stem type three dashes "---", followed by a single quotation mark to make the first leaf. Type two more dashes "--", and a comma for your second leaf ",". Your rose will look like this @)---'--,----. The rose looks much better in the programs mentioned above.

Highlight the rose and click the "CTRL" key. While you're holding down the key, click "C" to copy your rose. Go to your message, or wherever you want to put the rose. Click the "CTRL" key, hold it down, and click "V" to paste the rose into position.


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Roxy Freeman has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for "The Guardian," "The Daily Mail" and "YOU." She also works as a ghostwriter for authors. Freeman holds a National Certificate Training Journalists award from Brighton Journalist Works and a Bachelor of Arts in European politics from The Open University.

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