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Spanish Codes, Characters and Accent marks on an English keyboard

 
 


Creating Spanish Language Characters and accent marks
Three ways to type Spanish characters, punctuation and accents marks on Windows and a Mac to type on an English keyboard
 


 



OPTION 1: TYPING SPANISH ACCENTS EASILY
(My Favorite!!!)

Typing Spanish Accents Easily: Although most people memorize codes, I enthusiastically recommend Andrew Lu's free genius download called Spanish Accents CapsLock.exe which makes any Spanish character with a push of the tab or the caps lock key!
Just download the tiny 417 kb .exe file.
For occasional use, place it anywhere in your computer. Make a shortcut to it, and place it in your desktop or taskbar. Whenever you need to type accents in Spanish, just click on the shortcut, hold Caps Lock key, and type the letter.
For daily use, place the .exe file in your Start folder. This way, it will be running from the start (only 1,668 memory use).


OPTION 2: WINDOWS SPANISH CHARACTERS AND ACCENT MARKS
(SCROLL DOWN FOR MACs ACCENT CODES)

When using Windows you MUST use the numeric keypad (to the right of the keyboard) to type these special characters.
 
Hold down ALT and type 160     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0225
Hold down ALT and type 130     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0233
Hold down ALT and type 161     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0237
Hold down ALT and type 162     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0243
Hold down ALT and type 163     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0250
Hold down ALT and type 0193
Hold down ALT and type 0201
Hold down ALT and type 0205
Hold down ALT and type 0211
Hold down ALT and type 0218
Hold down ALT and type 129     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0252
Hold down ALT and type 154     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0220
Hold down ALT and type 164     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0241
Hold down ALT and type 165     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0209
Hold down ALT and type 168     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0191
Hold down ALT and type 173     or
  Hold down ALT and type 0161
Hold down ALT and type 172
Hold down ALT and type 171
Hold down ALT and type 167


Programming Spanish Characters and Spanish Accent Marks on Word

It is also possible to program Microsoft Word to use a key such as the ALT with the letter or symbol to do the same thing. Go to the Insert menu and select Symbol, highlight the symbol that you want to program, such as (capital A with accent). Then select the Shortcut Key and "press new shortcut key". The "current keys" will tell you what the current shortcut is to that key. Since I use very few shortcuts on my keyboard, I have assigned ALT + n to give me and ATL + o to give me (accented o) etc.
You will still need the above codes because this programming only works in Word, of course, you can always create your documents in Word and then cut and paste them into e-mail and other types of documents.

Suppress the Red and Green Underline in Word

If you are using MS Word and the wavy underlines check spelling (red underline) and check grammar ( green underline) clutter your document, while you are typing in Spanish, you can temporarily hide them as follows:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling & Grammar tab.
2. Select the Hide spelling errors in this document and Hide grammatical errors in this document check boxes.

 

OPTION 3: MACINTOSH SPANISH CHARACTERS AND ACCENT MARKS

For Capital Letter, press Shift with the final character

Hold down Option and e and type a
Hold down Option and e and type e
Hold down Option and e and type i
Hold down Option and e and type o
Hold down Option and e and type u
Hold down Option, e and Shift and type a
Hold down Option, e and Shift and type e
Hold down Option, e and Shift and type i
Hold down Option, e and Shift and type o
Hold down Option, e and Shift and type u
Hold down Option and u and type u
Hold down Option and u, release and then hold down Shift and type u
Hold down Option and n and type n
Hold down Option, n and Shift and type n
Hold down Option and Shift and type /
Hold down Option and type 1


 

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