I am running Windows XP. The wordprocessor that came bundled with the computer is Microsoft Works. I need to be able to print accented vowels and the letter N with the tilde (~) for my Spanish class. I could do this in Word by pressing Alt + the vowel. This does not work in the Windows Works wordprocessor. I know Alt + the appropriate numbers (4 of them) will give the desired result, but I am using a laptop which does not have a separate numbers pad, so to get an accented vowel requires 7 keystrokes (Fn+Numlock+Alt+the 4 numbers. Is there an easier way?
You could open a blank page and, using your 7 keystroke method place all the letters you need on the blank page and save it. Now you have two options: 1. Just copy and paste each letter as you need it. or 2. Make each letter Easy Text and assign a shortcut key to it. Print out a list of each shortcut and keep it by your side.
wee eddie. not a problem, don't worry about it. HamOp has emailed me and hopefully I have told him how to fix this problem. If it works for him I hope he will post it on this thread as "problem fixed".
I have resolved the problem using a program called ALLCHARS which I discoved on the PC Advisor Tips and Tricks Spring 2003 disk. After downloading the XP version I had exactly what I needed. Thanks to all who responded to my query and to the author of the program and to PC Advisor.
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