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How to use accent marks on a PC. Ever wonder how to use accent marks or other common Spanish language characters on your PC? There are several ways. This tutorial will explain how to use alt key combinations. NEXT. Place the cursor. Place the cursor where you want the symbol. BACK. NEXT.

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How to use accent marks on a pc

How to use accent marks on a PC

Ever wonder how to use accent marks or other common Spanish language characters on your PC?

There are several ways. This tutorial will explain how to use alt key combinations.

NEXT


Place the cursor

Place the cursor

Place the cursor where you want the symbol

BACK

NEXT


Using the alt keys

Using the alt keys

Locate an alt key on the keyboard. There are two.

BACK

NEXT


Number lock

Number lock

Make sure the number lock is on

BACK

NEXT


Character code

Character Code

Find the four digit number for the character you want

BACK

NEXT


Alt key and number

Alt key and number

Holding the alt key, type the four digit number for the character you want. You must use the number pad!

BACK

NEXT


Character appears

Character Appears

When you release the alt key the character will appear

BACK

NEXT


Variation if using a laptop

Variation if using a laptop

Make sure the number lock is on

BACK

NEXT


Laptop number pad

Laptop number pad

With the number lock on, use the number pad

On this laptop the numbers are light blue

BACK

NEXT


Conclusion

Conclusion

These key combinations will work in any program on a PC running Windows.

There are other ways.

If you will be typing in Spanish a lot, look into changing the keyboard settings. Click here for more explanation

For occasional use in Microsoft Office try the Insert, symbol method on the toolbar.

Word has a short cut for accents. Ctrl + ‘ then the letter

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Credits

Credits

Windows Alt Key Codes - Penn State University

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html

Laptop number pad image

http://www.flickr.com/photos/declanjewell/517966692/

Other images from personal collection

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