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Notes: If you're working on a laptop without a separate numeric keyboard, you can add most accented characters using the Insert > Symbol > More Symbols command in Word. For more info, see Insert a symbol in Word.. If you plan to type in other languages often you should consider switching your keyboard layout to that language.

In previous versions of windows it was possible to type accented characters (like 'é') by pressing the quotation mark key ['] followed by the letter [e]. I was wondering whether this was still possible in Windows 10 and how to enable this. I have my keyboard language set to English (US), which used to be enough to enable this, but apparently ...

The shortcuts like ctrl+Alt+7 are related to shortcuts one must use to type upper-case letters with accents, all related to what keys these accents fall in the AZERTY keyboard: À (uppercase a accent grave) = Ctrl+Alt+7 then shift+A ... because the grave accent is where QWERTY has a 7, but requires the Alt key.

Is there a way to have the language bar or anything else for that matter add the correct accent marks when typing spanish. I know my way around the language bar pretty good as I have Korean (hangul) working, but I cannot for the life of me get accents marks to show up as I type unless I use the international keyboard setting and I still have to enter the accents marks the hard way, à = `+ a.