How do I Make a Microsoft Outlook Smiley Face Using the Control Button?

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How do I Make a Microsoft Outlook Smiley Face Using the Control Button?
Hold down the ALT button and type a few numbers to create a smiley face in Outlook 2003. (3 balls with a smiley image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft Outlook is a popular e-mail and calendar application used by individuals and businesses all over the world. When writing an e-mail in Outlook, you might want to use a graphic to convey emotion--for instance, a smiley face to represent happiness. You can't create a smiley face using the Control button on your keyboard, but you can hold down the ALT button and type a few numbers (in Outlook 2003) or type a smiley face emoticon (in Outlook 2007).

Skill level:
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  • Microsoft Outlook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Microsoft Outlook by clicking "Start," then "All Programs" and selecting Outlook from the Microsoft Office folder.

  2. 2

    Write your e-mail. Use the mouse or keyboard when finished to move your cursor to the location in your message where you'd like to put a smiley face.

  3. 3

    Hold down the ALT button and type "074" using the numbers on your keyboard. This will create a circular smiley face in Outlook 2003. If you're using Outlook 2007, you can use emoticons like :-) or ;-) to automatically insert a smiley face.

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