Monday, September 2, 2013

Type Accented Letters in Microsoft Word and Outlook


Do you know that with 1 additional keystroke, you can create accented letters like the ones shown below?


ç é à ø â å ü ñ


Here are a few words that use these accents that have been adopted into the English vocabulary:

o  Résumé

o  Déjà vu

o  Pâté

o  Voilà



The following instructions work in Microsoft Word or Outlook (if you are using Word as your email editor).  If you want to use the accented words in other applications you can type them in Word and then copy/paste them into another application.



Accented Letter:
What to type:
ç
Hold the CTRL key and type: , (comma) then release the CTRL key and type: c
é
Hold the CTRL key and type: ' (apostrophe) then release the CTRL key and type: e
à
Hold the CTRL key and type: ` (grave accent) then release the CTRL key and type: a
ø
Hold the CTRL key and type: / (forward slash) then release the CTRL key and type: o
â
Hold the CTRL+Shift key and type: ^ (caret) then release the CTRL key and type: a
å
Hold the CTRL+Shift key and type: @ (at sign) then release the CTRL key and type: a
ü
Hold the CTRL+Shift key and type: : (colon) then release the CTRL key and type: u
ñ
Hold the CTRL+Shift key and type: ~ (tilde) then release the CTRL key and type: n


1 comment:

  1. Great tip. I never realized that these shortcuts are so easy to remember...well most are.

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