how do I type a tilde over the letter "n" in Excel?


G

Guest

I am typing in Spanish.

I want to type, e.g., "nino" and "bebe" with a tilde over the letter "n" and
an acute accent over the letter "e".

I can type a tilde in Word (sometimes -- it usually does not work) by
pressing down simultaneously: CTRL + SHIFT + ~ (TILDE), then letting go of
those keys, and then pressing a lower-case "n".

I can type an acute accent in Word by pressing down simultaneously: CTRL +
Apostrophe, then letting go of those keys, and then presseing a lower-case
"e".

These shortcut combinations do not seem to be working in *Excel*.

I can also (in both Word and Excel) use Insert => Symbol => Symbol tab, and
then select the symbol I want, but this is very slow.

I prefer to use a shortcut key, rather than insert a symbol, because the
shortcut key method is much quicker.

Can anyone help me out?

Thank you in advance.
 
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G

Guest

Not sure if your Windows system works the same, but try this: press the ALT
key and type 164 from the number keypad. Here are some more:

ALT+130 = é
ALT+138 = è
ALT+136 = ê
ALT+139 = ï
ALT+140 = î
ALT+165 = Ñ

etc., etc., etc.! For a complete list go to:

http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/abrown/Resources/HelpfulFiles/Spanish Codes.pdf
OR http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/ALTchrc.html
OR http://lladmin.truman.edu/accents.htm
OR http://www.cotse.com/altcodes.html

Many more places than these, too.

Connie
 

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