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how do I put accents on letters?

Post by BLAKEVINE on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Is it just me - if I come to post something or, indeed, reply, I cannot seem to find how to put an accent on a letter.......is it something on the toolbar as I can see how to do "bold", "italic" "underscore" etc but how do I insert an accent above a letter? Please tell me I don't have to do it in Word and copy and paste it in................Thanks in ant. K.
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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Tofu_Lover on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:48 pm

If you're using a Windows machine, the following may help:

http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/accents-alt-codes.php

So, to print an é to screen, you'd hold down the ALT key, and type 0233 on your keypad (numlock must be on!), the release the ALT key. Lo, exciting things happen. Supposedly. Try it. If it works for you, it might be an idea to print that table out!

If you're using an Apple Mac - shout help again!
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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Le-Dolly on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Or you could go here: http://www.avisoft.co.uk/ and choose yourself a free toolbar..................or even pay for one.

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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Amber on Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:10 pm

That looks a useful link, thanks Le-Dolly.

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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Irena on Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Very useful. Have downloaded the free version and am already using it in Outlook and word for Polish accents. Have had trouble downloading the Microsoft language pack on this laptop so was having to use "insert symbol" which was a pain.

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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by very19 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Use french keyboard lol!
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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by lady of leisure on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:53 pm

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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by BLAKEVINE on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Well I don't have a french keyboard and I can't find the num lock on my laptop and having downloaded the free thingy I can't get it to work so I guess it's back to cut and paste in word..............thanks. K
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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Tony H on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:28 pm

BLAKEVINE wrote:Well I don't have a french keyboard and I can't find the num lock on my laptop and having downloaded the free thingy I can't get it to work so I guess it's back to cut and paste in word..............thanks.  K
On my UK Dell you hit the function key and it activates extra double purpose keys... the number pad is set out in the normal pattern is doubled up on a block of letter keys. I have seen other laptops with a proper number pad again activated by the function key.

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French keyboard without a French keyboard

Post by baldlygo on Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:34 pm

BLAKEVINE wrote:Well I don't have a french keyboard and I can't find the num lock on my laptop and having downloaded the free thingy I can't get it to work so I guess it's back to cut and paste in word..............thanks.  K
If you have an English keyboard and use Google Translate you can click and use the virtual keyboard by typing in the first box set to French. Type your message and then cut and paste.

If you have a computer set to French with a French keyboard then you will not get the option Exclamation But I guess you may have the English keyboard option with the first box set to English Exclamation 

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Re: how do I put accents on letters?

Post by Richard T on Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:09 pm

Or try this (applies to Windows only):
Ctrl+Alt+e gives you é
Ctrl+Alt+a gives you á

For other accents you need to know the Alt codes e.g.:
Alt+0232 gives you é

But if your laptop doesn't have a numlock key do this:
Click the Windows Start button
Click Programs or All Programs
Click Accessories
Click System Tools
Click Character Map
Click on the character you want
Click Select, and then click Copy
Then in your document paste it in using Ctrl+v

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