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You Will Need
- A computer
- A word that needs an accent mark
- Microsoft Word
Know your words
Know when an accent mark is required for a word you are using in your document. If you are unsure, consult a dictionary.
Highlight the letter
Highlight the letter requiring the accent mark. Click the Insert tab, and then click on Symbol.
Scroll through the dialogue box that appears until you have located the letter-accent mark combination you want. Highlight it, and click Insert to add the character to your document. Then click Close to close the dialogue box.
Learn shortcuts on a PC
For accent marks you use often, learn keyboard shortcuts. On a PC, hold down the Control key, plus the letter A, C, E, I, O, U, N, or the tilde key, depending on the accent you want to add.
Learn shortcuts on a Mac
On a Mac, hold down the Alt key plus the letter A, C, E, I, O, U, N, or the tilde key, depending on the accent you want to add.