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In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock shares the keyboard shortcuts, workflows, and commands that can transform the casual Word 2010 user into a pro. This course covers helpful and lesser-known techniques for making document navigation, content creation, formatting, layout, working with data, graphics integration, and publishing easier. Alicia also includes her favorite top 10 formatting tips in Word, from clearing existing formatting to inserting lines and creating abbreviations with AutoCorrect.
If you type words from other languages, or English words derived from other languages, you'll need to use accent marks. There's a few different ways to make them appear. I'll start right here after the word New. Some words like the word cafe, as soon as I hit the Spacebar, will auto-correct and add the accent automatically. The second way to enter a diacritical is to use the symbols. I'm going to go ahead and erase the e that's in this occurrence of Cafe down here. Go up to the Insert tab, and choose Symbol on the far right.
Drop down where it says More Symbols. When you scroll up and down on the letters that show, you'll find both capital and lowercase letters with a whole series of different diacriticals. You can find the one that you want and double-click on it, and then I'll click Close. Now, we have Cafe with an accent. Now, easier than that is doing it from the keyboard once you have the keyboard commands memorized. Let's take a look at a few common ones. Here is the word Senor. I'll click after the n and Backspace over it.
Now, hold down the Ctrl and the Shift key on your keyboard. Then, up in the top left-hand corner, there's a tilde (~), the little squiggle, that's just to the left of the 1, and I'll tap that letter, and nothing happens. But now, let go of all of your keys, and type the letter n, and you'll see an enye (Ñ), other diacriticals work the same way. Let's erase the e at the end of Sake. To do a regular accent mark, I'll do Ctrl+Apostrophe and then type the letter that I want. To do a circumflex, I'll go ahead and I'll erase the o in Aragon, and I'll hold down Ctrl+Shift again, and press the caret mark (^) that's above the 6.
Then, I'll let go, and type the o again. Now, click down at the bottom and we'll try just a few more. If I hold down the Ctrl key and I tap the grave, the backwards accent mark that's under the tilde, again the key to the left of the 1, and then type any letter that I want. I'll get a backwards accent mark, also known as a grave. If I want a dieresis, the two dots on top of a letter, I'll hold down Ctrl+Shift, and type a colon and then the letter that I want. There is an Umlaut (Ü). I notice that my Umlaut just turned into a capital letter.
That's only happening because these are the first letters in the paragraph. If this was in the middle of the word, they would stay lowercase. Let's also take a look at the French cedille. If I hold down Ctrl and press a comma, and then the letter C, there is the character (Ç) that I get. So, if you're comfortable with keyboard commands, using Ctrl and the characters or Ctrl+Shift and the characters will work just great. If you're not, going up to the Insert tab, and dropping down Symbol, and going to More Symbols will give you all the diacriticals you need.
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