One of the questions that has come up recently is – what symbol types can I use? While I do not have a comprehensive list of types, I did gather a list of the ones used in the catalogs.
To get it, I went through all of the ootb catalogs and exported them to Excel. Then I was able to remove duplicate items and isolate the types. If you find yourself doing repetitive tasks in Excel, you really need to explore macros. This scenario helped me save a lot of time since the exports were all in the same format. I was able to create a macro that removed unnecessary columns, removed the duplicate entries.
I’ve also posted the final Excel spreadsheet so you can copy/paste from there or add new ones as we run across them.