Instructions for Adding Circled Letters to your Microsoft Word Documents

Have you ever wanted to add circled letters to your Microsoft Word documents?
While it can be quite easy to type text using circled letters on a mobile device, it’s not quite so smooth on a PC. Here are the steps.

Symbols

  • On the far right of the Insert tab of the ribbon, click Symbol > More Symbols.
  • Select Font: Arial Unicode MS
  • Select Subset: Enclosed Alphanumerics (shortcut: just press “e” on your keyboard to jump to “Enclosed Alphanumerics”)
  • Make sure that Unicode (Hex) is selected in the “from:” dropdown at the bottom of the dialog.
  • Scroll down in the character selection window a bit – you’ll see both upper and lower case encircled letters.
  • Now just click twice on each letter that you wish to insert.
  • Click the mouse cursor on your document if you wish to insert a space or punctuation, and then click back on the “Symbols” pop-up box to insert more symbols.

Normal:
The quick fox jumped over the lazy brown dog.
Lowercase circles:
ⓣⓗⓔ ⓠⓤⓘⓒⓚ ⓕⓞⓧ ⓙⓤⓜⓟⓔⓓ ⓞⓥⓔⓡ ⓣⓗⓔ ⓛⓐⓩⓨ ⓑⓡⓞⓦⓝ ⓓⓞⓖ.
Uppercase circles:
ⓉⒽⒺ ⓆⓊⒾⒸⓀ ⒻⓄⓍ ⒿⓊⓂⓅⒺⒹ ⓄⓋⒺⓇ ⓉⒽⒺ ⓁⒶⓏⓎ ⒷⓇⓄⓌⓃ ⒹⓄⒼ.
(I have no idea why the Ⓜ is blue. Weird!)
Lowercase parentheses:
⒯⒣⒠ ⒬⒰⒤⒞⒦ ⒡⒪⒳ ⒥⒰⒨⒫⒠⒟ ⒪⒱⒠⒭ ⒯⒣⒠ ⒧⒜⒵⒴ ⒝⒭⒪⒲⒩ ⒟⒪⒢.


I hope that helps!

~ Hermione Rocks ~

How to Clone (Duplicate) Games and Other Apps on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads

Alert!

Please try Social Duplicator 2 and/or Cloning+ before using my method. If either one works for you and your app(s), they are easier and faster than the method I’ve explained in this tutorial.

I greatly prefer Social Duplicator 2, because it’s very straightforward, polished, and (if you wish) it will tint the original icon a different color, to make it easier to distinguish the clone from the original.

Social Duplicator 2, v1.0 can be found at BiteYourApple (Add http://repo.biteyourapple.net/ as a source in Cydia)

Cloning+ iOS 8 (and Cloning+ for iOS 5+) can be found at rotten4pple (Add http://rotten4pple.myrepospace.com/ as a source in Cydia)


Introduction

Have you ever wanted to play two characters in a game, but the game won’t let you play more than one character per device?

Or perhaps you and your friend both want to be able to use a chat app on your iPad, each of you with your own login ID, but the app doesn’t let you switch IDs easily, if at all?

I’ve encountered this, and found a way to clone games and other apps, so that both the original and the clone behave independently, with separate logins. This may not work for you. There are too many variables involved, such as which device you have, your iOS version, and the app(s) you wish to clone.

Still, I think this is the most reliable method. As far as I know, it can’t hurt to try!

I’ve done my best to write a detailed procedure that should be fairly easy to follow. You must jailbreak your Apple device for this to work. If you were able to jailbreak your device without too much difficulty, I think you have the skills to follow this procedure.

I know this seems like a very long and complicated process, but once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll realize it’s actually just a few simple tasks, which I’ve broken down into very detailed step-by-step procedures.

Overview

Preparation

  1. You must have your Apple device jailbroken (look online to find out how)
  2. You must have Cydia installed (it is automatically installed when you jailbreak)
  3. Please install iFile (available within Cydia from BigBoss repo) (Note: I have only tested the paid version of iFile, but the free version should work fine)
  4. Please install IPA Installer to install “.ipa” files (available within Cydia from BigBoss repo)
  5. If you wish, use AppCake instead of IPA Installer (official repo: http://cydia.iphonecake.com)
  6. Optional: install UDIDFaker, if you wish to associate a unique device ID with your cloned app

Step by Step: Clone the App With iFile

I. Use iFile to locate the original version of the app you wish to clone, and copy it to the device clipboard (note: if you use a version of iFile besides 2.2.0-1, some of these iFile instructions may differ)

  1. Open the [iFile] app
  2. If you haven’t done so previously, go to Preferences > File Manager > Application Names: [On]
  3. Tap the [Sidebar] at the top of the screen (in earlier versions of iFile, tap iFile’s [Home] button instead)
  4. Tap [Applications] to navigate to the [/var/mobile/Containers/Bundle/Application] folder
  5. Scroll down to the folder of the app you wish to clone (you may have to hunt for the app if iFile was unsuccessful in nicknaming all of your folders)
  6. Tap the [app name] (not the little blue arrow) to open the folder containing your app
  7. Tap the [Edit] button in the upper right
  8. Tap the [circle] to the left of the app’s name to select it
  9. Tap the [clipboard icon] at the bottom right of the screen
  10. Tap [Copy/Link] to copy a link to your app to the device clipboard
  11. Tap the [Done] button in the upper right
  12. Tap the [Sidebar] at the top of the screen
  13. Tap the [Home] button

II. Use iFile to paste your app into a new “Payload” folder so you can modify it

  1. If using IPA Installer, navigate to the [/var/mobile/Downloads] folder
  2. If using AppCake, navigate to the [/var/mobile/Media/AppCake/Imported] folder instead
  3. Tap the [Edit] button in the upper right
  4. Tap the [+] icon in the lower left of the screen
  5. Tap the [Name] field, to bring up the keyboard (it’s tricky to hit the right spot; it may take several tries)
  6. Type in [Payload] (if you fail to create a “Payload” folder exactly as specified, your app may not be installable)
  7. Tap the [Create] button in the upper right
  8. Tap the [Done] button in the upper right
  9. Tap [Payload] to open the folder
  10. Tap the [Edit] button in the upper right
  11. Tap the [clipboard icon] at the bottom right of the screen
  12. Tap [Paste] to paste your app into the Payload folder
  13. Tap the [Done] button in the upper right

III. Use iFile’s “Property List Viewer” to edit two properties of your new app

  1. Tap the [name.app] of the app (not the blue arrow) to open the app bundle
  2. Scroll down and tap on [Info.plist] (not Info.plist%)
  3. Select [Property List Viewer] to edit “Info.plist”
  4. First Property to modify: Scroll to and select [CFBundleDisplayName], and change it to your desired name (this will be what is shown on your device’s home screen, so choose carefully!)
  5. When done, tap [Info.plist] to return to the properties list viewer
  6. Second Property to modify: Now scroll to and select [CFBundleIdentifier], and add a few letters or numbers to the END of the string, to make it unique from any other copy of this app on your device (for example, add “01” to the end of this string, but do NOT otherwise modify it!)
  7. Note for WhatsApp, etc. When cloning some apps, adding letters or numbers doesn’t work. Try adding an asterisk (*) instead. Add a couple asterisks for the second clone, and three for the third. Etc.
  8. When done, tap [Info.plist] to return to the properties list viewer again
  9. Now tap the [Done] button in the upper right
  10. Advanced: if you wish, you may now use iFile to replace the icon and splash screen images. These are AppIcon* (or Icon*) and LaunchImage* (or Default*), depending on the app and your device. It’s not very difficult, but detailing which images to change, and how to create and insert your own, is beyond the scope of this document.
  11. Tap the [Payload] navigation button at the top left of the screen
  12. Tap [Downloads] or [Imported] (top left of the screen) to return to your install folder

IV. Use iFile to create a new “.ipa” app from your modified version

  1. Tap the [Edit] button in the upper right
  2. Select the [circle] next to the “Payload” folder
  3. Tap the [ZIP File icon] in the lower left of the screen, next to the “+” symbol
  4. You will know you pressed the right icon if the [“Create ZIP File”] dialog box appears
  5. In the text field, type in [your chosen app name] (if “Payload” is suggested, change it)
  6. Tap the [Create] button
  7. Now wait patiently for a while, maybe seconds, maybe a minute or longer for iFile to finish creating the ZIP file
  8. When iFile is finished, tap the blue [Done] button in the upper right
  9. Tap the [BLUE ARROW] to the right of your appname.zip file
  10. Tap the [Name] field, and change the “.zip” file extension to “.ipa”
  11. Tap the blue [Done] button in the upper right

V. Use iFile to create more clones, if desired

  1. If you wish, you may now create additional copies of the app, by repeating only sections III (edit Info.plist) and IV (create .ipa), using the copy of the app that’s still in the “Payload” folder
  2. You should delete the “Payload” folder if/when you don’t wish to create any additional clones:
    1. Tap the [Edit] button in the upper right
    2. Select the [circle] next to the “Payload” folder
    3. Tap the [Trash can] icon at the bottom of the screen
    4. Select [“Move File to Trash”]
    5. Tap the blue [Done] button in the upper right
  3. Do not exit iFile (it’s easier to install the .ipa from within iFile)
  4. Whether installing with IPA Installer or AppCake, continue with that procedure below now

Step by Step: Use IPA Installer 3.22 to install your cloned app

  1. If you exited iFile, restart it, and navigate to the [/var/mobile/Downloads] folder
  2. Now just tap [yourapp.ipa]
  3. From the options that appear, select [IPA_Installer] (should be one of the first options)
  4. IPA Installer will launch, and ask if you wish to install your “yourapp.ipa”
  5. Tap [OK]
  6. IPA Installer should quickly tell you “Successfully Installed IPA!
  7. Tap [OK]
  8. Tap your device’s [Home] button to exit iFile and return to your home screen
  9. If you wish to associate a unique device ID (UDID) with your app, follow the UDIDFaker procedure below before launching your new app the first time (otherwise go to step 10 now)
  10. Congratulations! Your cloned app is ready to be launched!

Step by Step: Use AppCake 4.90 to install your cloned app

  1. If you exited iFile, restart it, and navigate to the [/var/mobile/Media/AppCake/Imported] folder
  2. Now just tap [yourapp.ipa]
  3. From the options that appear, select [iPhoneCake] (should be one of the first options)
  4. AppCake will launch, and ask if you wish to install your “yourapp.ipa”
  5. Select [Install] to install your app
  6. Wait for “AppCake” to install your app to your device
  7. If you get “error code -999” when trying to install, reboot your device, and try again
  8. When successful, tap the device’s [Home] button to exit the AppCake app
  9. Find your new app; if the icon image appears blank, or does not appear at all, you may need to refresh your screen by switching pages, or by respringing (restarting) your device
  10. If you wish to associate a unique device ID (UDID) with your app, follow the UDIDFaker procedure below before launching your new app the first time (otherwise go to step 11 now)
  11. Congratulations! Your cloned app is ready to be launched!

Step by Step: Use UDIDFaker to assign your app a unique device ID

If you wish to associate a unique device ID (UDID) with your app, follow these steps before launching your new app the first time. This is of dubious value, because many apps have other ways of determining your identity. But go ahead and try it, if you wish!

  1. Open [UDIDFaker]
  2. [Scroll] to your new cloned app
  3. Tap the [name] of your new app
  4. Tap the [Random UDID] button in the lower right of the screen
  5. Tap the [UDIDFaker] back button in the upper left of the screen
  6. Tap the [Home] button on your device

I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

~ Hermione Rocks ~