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Topic # 84528 1-Jun-2011 21:04
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I'm trying to create a list of keyboard short-cuts for international characters such as é, ñ, ç etc. I've had no trouble with Word for Windows shortcuts, ditto with MacOS shortcuts, but I can't find any reference anywhere to Word for Mac.

So, if you have office on a Mac, can you please let me know whether you can use the Microsoft shortcut equivalents, or the Mac shortcuts, or both?

Thanks very much 

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  Reply # 483556 21-Jun-2011 11:14
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Well, version ?

If it is 2008 ,

1 go to top menu bar, press "Help" -> "Word Help"
2 on popup window, you should see "Topics" icons, press that
3 then it slides out another panel with tabs of "contents" and "Search", choose "contents"
4 look for "accessibility", then tree inside "Keyboard shortcuts".
5 well, many things there.


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  Reply # 483559 21-Jun-2011 11:20
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Most extended characters are available via the Option key in all apps, without needing to set anything up.

é = Option-e, e
ñ = Option-n, n
ç = Option-c


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  Reply # 484006 21-Jun-2011 22:00
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Thanks for the replies. I don't have Word for Mac. I don't even have a Mac!

So do the Mac keyboard shortcuts work across all applications?

And do the Word for Windows keyboard shortcuts work in Word for Mac, or not?


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  Reply # 484118 22-Jun-2011 07:29
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Mac shortcuts work in all apps, including Office. I don't know about Windows shortcuts; I don't use Windows :)

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