How to Type Letters With Accents in Google Docs

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Google Docs is an online interface allowing you to create spreadsheets, presentations and word processing documents. If you use a PC, you can type accents into Google Docs with Alt-key numeric codes. In this way, you can type any accent for Latin-based languages into your document.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open an existing document through Google Docs or create a new document.

  2. 2

    Place the cursor in the location where you want the symbol and click on the space. A flashing line will appear.

  3. 3

    Press the "Num Lock" button on your keyboard, if Num Lock is not already on.

  4. 4

    Locate the Alt-key numeric code for the accented character you want to type (see Resources).

  5. 5

    Hold down the Alt key and type the numbers indicated in the guide for the accented character. You must use the key pad, usually located on the right side of your keyboard.

  6. 6

    Release the Alt key. Your accented character will appear in Google Docs.

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