Where is the vertical bar? How can I link a profile?

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I'd never seen a vertical bar in my life.  I still can't find it on my keyboard.

Whenever I want to link a profile, I have to search on google just to make this.  Now that I've memorized how to write a link, if I could only find the vertical bar key I could do it quickly.

Why on earth such a rare key?

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Adding_Links#Links_to_Other_Profiles
in WikiTree Tech by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (426k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Keyboards may be different but mine (Toshiba laptop) is above the backslash. It doesn't look like a vertical bar (there's a break between two vertical lines, but when I type it I get a vertical bar.
by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
selected by SJ Baty
that's right where its at!  

Ah, my computer is old and there is a break in the line and it looks almost like a colon.

appreciate it!
+7 votes

SJ, if you have a standard computer keyboard, you should find the vertical bar - apparently called a pipe - above the enter key. It is the top symbol on its key, so you will need to use the shift key to enter the pipe symbol.

by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
No wonder you can't find it, SJ; it must be a restless symbol!
+5 votes
On my keyboard it just to the left of the enter key on the same button as the \ key. On mine it looks like a broken line but appears as solid when you type it.
by Mike Houde G2G6 (7.3k points)
+3 votes
If you can't easily locate it on your keyboard (and it's probably there), just copy and paste one.
by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (160k points)

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