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How To Type Letters With Accents

hi my name is Lynne and I'm from Pitman

training and I'm here to teach you how

you can use your keyboard effectively

both at home and at work

today we are here to show you how to

type letters with accents using your

keyboard there may be times when you

need to type French words that require

an accent it is important to put accents

in their proper places and incorrect or

missing accent is a spelling mistake

just as an incorrect or missing letter

would be if this is something you need

to do on a regular basis then you might

want to consider an International

keyboard but for an occasional use one

of the quickest ways is to press and

hold down the Alt key on your keyboard

in conjunction with a code or number the

important thing to remember however is

that to do this you will need to use the

numeric keypad on your keyboard and not

the row of numbers across the top

let's suppose there's a word you need to

tie which includes the letter A with a

grab accent the first thing you will

need to do is to activate the numbers on

the number pad on your keyboard by

pressing the num lock key when it is on

a light is displayed indicating that

when the keys are pressed the numbers

will be active next you need to locate

the Alt key which you will find to the

left of the spacebar on your keyboard

now press and hold down the Alt key and

then using the numeric keypad key in the

numbers 1 3 3 and then release the Alt

key you will now see a lowercase a with

a growth accent ok let's try another one

the letter A with a circumflex for this

you will use the numbers 1 3 1 so hold

down the Alt key and then using the

number pad key in the numbers 1 3 1

and then release the Alt key for some

words you may need to join an A and E

together and again this is easy simply

hold down the Alt key and then key in

the numbers 1 4 5 and then release the

Alt key so as you can see all you need

to do is remember the numbers that you

need to use there are many different

shortcuts you can learn using a computer

keyboard but most time-saving of these

is learning to type correctly you can

learn to type at a Pitman training

center near you