How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?

How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?
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How do I insert/type the accent mark on the computer using Microsoft Word?

Having trouble typing áéíóúñ and ¡ on your keyboard? ¡No te apures! (Don't sweat it!) There are several ways you can type these accent marks into your file.

If you’re using Office for Windows, use the following shortcuts:

For accented vowels, press Ctrl + ', then the vowel you want to accent.

For the Spanish ñ, press Ctrl + ~, then the n key.

How to Type Accents and Letters with Character Codes

Another way to type Spanish letters and punctuation marks is to use character codes. Each character in your computer has a code made up of the Alt key and a three-digit number, all of which are listed below.

Accented letter
Alt code
á
Alt + 0225
é
Alt + 0233
í
Alt + 0237
ó
Alt + 0243
ú
Alt + 0250
ñ
Alt + 0241
ü
Alt + 0252
¡
Alt + 0161
¿
Alt + 0191

Some Everyday Spanish Words with an Accent Mark

café (coffee, pronounced: kah-FEH)

día (day, pronounced: DEE-ah)

sofá (sofa, pronounced: soh-FAH)

miércoles (Wednesday, pronounced: mee-EHR-koh-lehs)

(Saturday, pronounced: SAH-bah-doh)

tú (you, pronounced: tooh)

él (he, pronounced: ehl)

sí (yes, pronounced: see)

Using the Alt code, what number would I need to type to get the corresponding accent mark?

1. Alt + _______ é

2. Alt + _______ í

3. Alt + _______ á

4. Alt + _______

5. Alt + _______

6. Alt + _______ ú

7. Alt + _______

8. Alt + _______

Practice!

List 5 other words with accents….

1. ___________

2. __________

3. __________

4. __________

5. __________

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