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    french accents
    As a newcomer to the world of Mac, and a languages teacher, I really need to know a simple and preferably easily memorable way to enter accents in the Mac versions of Word, Excel and so on.

    There MUST be a good solution. Can you help?

    Many thanks.

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    Just remember the accents are mainly accessed using Alt Vowels

    most of the accents are alt vowels - that's the easiest way to remember it

    (press alt e then the letter you want, e in this case. alt e then press a gives you )

    (press e then alt `, top left of keyboard next to 1)

    likewaise alt ` then i gives you )

    (alt u then u)

    (alt i then a)

    otherwise a simple alt a gives you

    alt c gives you

    alt o gives you
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    If you're using Lion, simply hold down the vowel key and you'll be presented with an iOS style tooltip. For instance, this is what I get when I hold down the 'e' key:

    Screen Shot 2011-11-20 at 11.20.44 AM.png

    Simply press the corresponding number key to add the accent that you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Just remember the accents are mainly accessed using Alt Vowels
    Or, ahem! Option Vowels

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