MacMost Now 513: Typing Accent Marks On Your Mac

You can type most accent marks on a Mac by simply using an option key combination. Learn how to quickly type the most common accents and also how to find and insert less common accents and symbols.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 513: Typing Accent Marks On Your Mac”

    Paul Gravel
    9 years ago

    How to ad color in a text document ?

      9 years ago

      Do you mean how to change the color of text from black to something else? In TextEdit you select the text, bring up the text inspector (command+T) and then click the Text Color button at the top. Pages is similar. Other apps may vary.

    Sharon
    9 years ago

    Thanks, Gary, for always including in your newsletters something of interest for us newbie-types. It’s always amazing how many capabilities there are (which would most-likely be undiscovered/unused if it weren’t for your helpful hints). Thanks again.

    Calvinator
    9 years ago

    As always Gary, you’ve hit the nail on the head. You’re the best (and only for me) Mac info site available… only wish you’d leave out iPhone stuff; totally superfluous for me (many and others.)

    Al
    9 years ago

    Awesome tips Gary. Thanks!

    Gary Stone
    9 years ago

    Gary,
    As always great tutorial. I remember in French class, our teacher told us that if we did not put the accents on the words, he would mark them wrong. I forgot to accent the é in the word café and it was marked incorrect. I always remembered that. Thanks.

    Calvinator
    8 years ago

    With Lion one need only hold down the vowel key. For example in Text Edit, holding down the ‘e’ key will show a menu with it’s various umlauts and accents.
    js

    Tyler
    7 years ago

    Thank you Gary! I have to do a paper for Spanish and this was very helpful.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    7 years ago

    Thanks very much Gary.

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