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Old 06-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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Dots, dashes, lines & squiggles

my name is harry & i'm an alc.....oops,technophobe!
help please,which keys do i need to hit on my keyboard to put accents etc above letters,like the dash above the "e" as in rose wine...see,told you i'm hopeless,probably posted this in the wrong place too....doh!!

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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= alt+130

Alt key + Three digits:
128
129
130
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248
250 (smaller bullet)
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Those don't work for me.

I use alt+e, e for

I use alt+0 for
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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Those don't work for me.

I use alt+e, e for

I use alt+0 for
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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I suspect Andy is using a Macintosh machine. As I recall, on the Mac keyboard, the option key is functionally similar to the alt key.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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I suspect Andy is using a Macintosh machine. As I recall, on the Mac keyboard, the option key is functionally similar to the alt key.

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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I never thought about it much until I went back to school, but after using the Macintosh machines in the digital media lab, I am thinking about getting one for the house. They are different but they sure are easy to use once you get used to them.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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I've been happy with mine. I've used them in both work and home environments with pleasure.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Thanks chaps!

thanks for the help jpb,andy & hoot.i'm on a dell inspiron running windows vista & neither way worked.then i found an ALT GR key right of the space bar & that works as per andy's instructions...look:....bloody hell i'll be scanning & saving to file next,ermmmm,whatever that is...........!
once again thanks all
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