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using the alt key on my laptop to make accented characters

by skritchy / August 21, 2007 1:49 PM PDT

I want to be able to use the alt+0239 keystroke to be able to create a lower case "i" with an umlaut on my laptop, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it. I need this character rather frequently, and I'd rather not have to resort to the Character map utility everytime I want to type it.

Unlike the traditional desktop keyboard, there's no dedicated number pad that I can use with the alt key on my laptop. I have a Compaq Presario V6000 running Vista. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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(NT) Turn off Num Lock
by Jackson Douglas / August 21, 2007 3:11 PM PDT
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(NT) And use the right-hand Alt key
by Amos16 / August 22, 2007 12:39 AM PDT
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Macro
by brucev13 / August 22, 2007 11:46 AM PDT

I am not sure what program you need to use this in, but I tried it in MS Word. I was able to record a macro that performed the character insert. You can choose to use a toolbar button or shortcut key to play the macro. All you would have to do is click on the tool bar button and the character would be inserted.

Bruce.

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