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Umlaut over small letters in Word

by maclark / May 23, 2004 7:47 AM PDT

In Word 2003, how do you get an umlaut over a small letter. Help says Ctrl + Shift + Colon + letter, but I only get a capital with the umlaut over it.

Thanks.

Matt Clark

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Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2004 9:07 AM PDT

I don't need it often so I use a font that has that character.

Bob

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Re:Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word
by maclark / May 23, 2004 1:21 PM PDT

Thanks, Bob. But where do you get such a font.

Matt

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Re:Re:Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word and where to get fonts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2004 10:24 PM PDT

Fonts are available widely now. There appears to be no shortage today. Try Google'ing about such.

"Microsoft Word
If you do not have Office 2000 and cannot use the Visual Keyboard or do not have multi language options installed you can obtain a dialogue box from menu using Insert -> Symbol
or keyboard: Hold Ctrl plus key for the accent (don't forget the Shift) at the same time, release all three keys, then press character to be accented.
For dieresis/umlaut letters,

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word and where to get fonts.

Bob,

Thanks again. I see what I was doing wrong.

Matt Clark

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Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word
by Kees Bakker / May 23, 2004 5:22 PM PDT

Are you sure you do it correctly?

Control-shift-colon followed by capital A gives a a capital A with an umlaut, followed by small A gives a small A with an umlaut. Have caps-lock off and release the shift-key when typing the a/A.

I don't have Word 2003, but in all versions of Word I know there's an Insert>Symbol function. You can select (and insert) any character in any font, including the umlauts and tildes (most standard fonts like Arial have them). Moreover, it shows you the shortcut keys, like alt-0-2-2-8 for small a-umlaut.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Re:Re:Umlaut over small letters in Word
by maclark / May 24, 2004 3:28 AM PDT

Many thanks.

Matt Clark

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