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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?

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Just remember the accents are mainly accessed using Alt Vowels

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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:

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Simply press the corresponding number key to add the accent that you need.

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Just remember the accents are mainly accessed using Alt Vowels
Or, ahem! Option Vowels
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