Printing accented vowels

  HamOp 02:16 12 Oct 2003

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?

  powerless 02:18 12 Oct 2003

Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Character Map

  pj123 11:32 12 Oct 2003

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 20:57 12 Oct 2003

There all there somewhere

  Pesala 23:02 12 Oct 2003

This is a windows macro recorder that you can program to record Alter + Numeric Keypad strokes. Then you can assign any suitable shortcuts to type extended ANSI characters.

click here to download a shareware copy.

  pj123 12:21 13 Oct 2003

wee eddie, There is no Insert, Symbol in Works, only Word.

  wee eddie 16:08 13 Oct 2003

Every advert for Works that I have seen for the last couple of years has crowed about Word being bundled with it.

We have also had a couple of threads about how you cannot do a Mail Merge between Word and the Works Database.

So, I sort of assumed that that was what we were talking about.

  pj123 17:07 13 Oct 2003

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".

  HamOp 03:35 16 Oct 2003

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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