By Allen Wyatt for Word.Tips.Net
Inserting Foreign Characters in Microsoft Word
If English is your native language, you may periodically have a need to type something that contains a character that doesn’t appear in the English alphabet. For instance, words that are of French descent (such as resume) may require an accent over some of the vowels to be technically correct.
One way to handle such characters, of course, is to use the Symbol dialog box to look for the character you need. While this approach is possible, it can quickly become tedious if you use quite a few special characters in your writing.
Fortunately, Word includes a set of handy shortcuts for creating foreign characters.
Ctrl+’ Adds an acute accent to the character typed next
Ctrl+’ When followed by d or D, creates the old English character “eth”
Ctrl+` Adds a grave accent to the character typed next
Ctrl+^ Adds a circumflex to the character typed next
Ctrl+~ Adds a tilde to the character typed next
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