French accent marks with English keyboard

Posted: 07-29-2003, 04:15 AM
Please help me figure out how to write in French without
changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
+ e makes the accent aigu over the e.
Thanks!

French accent marks with English keyboard


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Opinicus
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Re: French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 06:07 AM
dianne <[email protected]> said:
> Please help me figure out how to write in French without
> changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
> Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
> is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
> + e makes the accent aigu over the e.
I don't know about AOL but you're right, it doesn't work in Excel. I never
noticed that before. Short of switching between English and French
keyboards, I don't think there's a lot you can do because Excel uses a lot
of those control codes for its own purposes. One possibility is to use the
ALT+nnn keypad trick, which can be really cumbersome if you do a lot of
typing of accented characters.

You might try asking this question in one of the Office or Excel groups and
see what the people there can suggest.

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Wislu Plethora
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French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 03:33 PM
>-----Original Message-----
>Please help me figure out how to write in French without
>changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
>Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
>is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
>+ e makes the accent aigu over the e.
>Thanks!
>.
ALT+130 on numeric keypad
Rob Schneider
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Re: French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 04:01 PM
dianne wrote:
> Please help me figure out how to write in French without
> changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
> Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
> is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
> + e makes the accent aigu over the e.
> Thanks!
I can never remember special keys, although use them if you can remember
them More often I use the Character Map application, provided on the
menu: Start | Accessories | System Tools | Charactar map (or run
"charmap.exe")

See the "help" for this program to see how to use.

Jeff Malka
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Re: French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 04:25 PM
Is there a way to do it in Outlook Express 6? That would be useful to me.

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Opinicus wrote:
> dianne <[email protected]> said:
>
>> Please help me figure out how to write in French without
>> changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
>> Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
>> is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
>> + e makes the accent aigu over the e.
>
> I don't know about AOL but you're right, it doesn't work in Excel. I
> never noticed that before. Short of switching between English and
> French keyboards, I don't think there's a lot you can do because
> Excel uses a lot of those control codes for its own purposes. One
> possibility is to use the ALT+nnn keypad trick, which can be really
> cumbersome if you do a lot of typing of accented characters.
>
> You might try asking this question in one of the Office or Excel
> groups and see what the people there can suggest.
>
> --
> Bob
> Kanyak's Doghouse
> http://kanyak.com

Rob Schneider
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Re: French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 04:47 PM
Jeff Malka wrote:
> Is there a way to do it in Outlook Express 6? That would be useful to me.
>
see below where I suggesd the charmap.exe program.

Ken Blake
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Re: French accent marks with English keyboard
Posted: 07-29-2003, 05:06 PM
In %[email protected], Jeff Malka wrote:
> Is there a way to do it in Outlook Express 6? That would be
useful
> to me.

You, and the OP, may be interested in a little freeware program I
use, called AllChars. It runs in the background and works with
all programs, letting you easily create many special characters
by pressing Ctrl, followed by a two-key mnemonic. For example, to
get , I press Ctrl e '

www.allchars.zwolnet.com

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>>> Please help me figure out how to write in French without
>>> changing the keyboard layout. I am able to do it in MS
>>> Word, but not in Excel or AOL. In Word all I have to do
>>> is use the "ctrl" and hit the accent I want, ex: ctrl + '
>>> + e makes the accent aigu over the e.
>>
>> I don't know about AOL but you're right, it doesn't work in
Excel. I
>> never noticed that before. Short of switching between English
and
>> French keyboards, I don't think there's a lot you can do
because
>> Excel uses a lot of those control codes for its own purposes.
One
>> possibility is to use the ALT+nnn keypad trick, which can be
really
>> cumbersome if you do a lot of typing of accented characters.
>>
>> You might try asking this question in one of the Office or
Excel
>> groups and see what the people there can suggest.
>>
>> --
>> Bob
>> Kanyak's Doghouse
>> http://kanyak.com

 
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