Acentos en español

Windows based PCs

From within Microsoft WORD:

  • For accented vowels:
    • Hold CTRL and tap the ' key. 
    • Then type the vowel you wish to accent.
  • For ñ
    • hold down CTRL and SHIFT and press the ~
    • type n
  • For ¡
    • hold down CTRL and SHIFT and press the !
  • For ¿
    • hold down CTRL and SHIFT and press the ?
  • For ü
    • hold control and shift keys
    • hold : key
    • press u key



Windows based PCs

In all other programs:

You must hold down the ALT key while typing a four number code.

 á   ALT 0225
 ALT 0193   Á
 é   ALT 0233
 ALT 0201   É
 í   ALT 0237
 ALT 0205    Í
 ó   ALT 0243
 ALT 0211   Ó
 ú   ALT 0250
 ALT 0218   Ú
 ü   ALT 0252
 ALT 0209   Ñ
 ñ   ALT 0241 ALT 0220   Ü
 ¿   ALT 0191
 
 ¡    ALT 0161  
    ALT 0128
 
 «   ALT 0171
 
 »   ALT 0128
 

NOTE:  Make sure you have number lock on. 
NOTE:  You must use the number keypad to the
right of your PC keyboard, not the row of
numbers above the alphabet keypad. 
If you have a Laptop this keypad will usually be
contained within the right side of the letter
keyboard (you will have to put on number lock
to use it)




Mac computers

 ACCENTS:

  • Hold "Option" and then type the letter "e"
  • Release, then type the vowel you want to accent.

 Other Characters:

ñ
  • Hold "option" and type "n"
  • Release, then type "n" again

ü
  • Hold "option" and type "u"
  • Release, then type "u" again

¡
  • Hold "option" and type the !

¿
  • Hold "option" and type the ?