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How Do I Type Words With Accents Without Having To Hold Down Keys?

I type the French name “Thérèse” frequently in documents, emails, etc, with the text set for English. If I type “Therese” it doesn’t come up with a spelling correction, so both forms are in the dictionary. How can I type the French version without constantly having to hold down the “e” and selecting the alternatives with various accents? This must be a common bug many users experience.
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Brian

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Type Words With Accents Without Having To Hold Down Keys?”

    2 weeks ago

    Use a text replacement. Go to System Preferences, Keyboard, Text. Use the + button to add a new replacement. Set it to replace "Therese" with "Thérèse." Now when you type it, it should convert it when you move on to the next word, like pressing the spacebar.

    See https://macmost.com/10-ways-to-use-text-replacements-on-your-mac.html for a tutorial.

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