Keyboard configuration

  Mollo 09:14 22 Mar 2007
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I want to change the language on my keyboard to facilitate a foreign langauge course (French) which has accented characters.
I have tried the Start, Settings, Control Panel, Keyboard, Language route but after attempting the change I get a request to insert the Windows CD.
As the OS was preloaded I didn't get a CD so I cannot complete the change.
What do I do?

  terryf 09:16 22 Mar 2007

Borrow a cd from one of your 2 friends:-)

  oldbeefer2 10:09 22 Mar 2007

If you have Word you could always set up hotkeys for the symobols you need (Insert, Symbol). I have used this for French without problems on a company PC.

  pj123 12:01 22 Mar 2007

Does this help?

In any Programme
To use this column the Num Lock must be on and the numbers entered on the number keypad

à [Alt] + 133
â [Alt] + 131
ç [Alt] + 135
Ç [Alt] + 128
é [Alt] + 130
è [Alt] + 138
ê [Alt] + 136
ë [Alt] + 137
î [Alt] + 140
ï [Alt] + 139
ô [Alt] + 147
ù [Alt] + 151
û [Alt] + 150


In Word

[Ctrl]+[`], [a]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [^], [a]
[Ctrl] + [,], [c]
[Ctrl] + [,], [Shift] + [C]
[Ctrl] + ['], [e]
[Ctrl] + [`], [e]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [^], [e]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [:], [e]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [^], [i]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [:], [i]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [^], [o]
[Ctrl] + [`], [u]
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [^], [u]

  Mollo 16:50 25 Mar 2007

Thanks for your assistance guys,
Terry - I finally did find two friends none of them knew and told me to get a life!
oldbeefer2, Checked out the Symbols procedure and it will be very useful in the future.
pj123,You hit the bullseye and the shortcuts are just what I was looking for.

Back to my French lessons!
Mollo

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