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Handy Windows and Mac Guide

Handy Windows and Mac Guide

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This article was co-authored by wikiHow Staff Writer, Corey Stillman. Corey Stillman is a technology writer for wikiHow. Corey has experience writing about film and TV for several online publications including Screen Rant and Film Credits. She earned a degree in Film and Media Studies with a minor in Creative Writing and certificates in Global Studies and Children’s Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. This article has been viewed 1,274,882 times.

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If you’re typing in Windows and you need to add an accent to a letter, search online to find the ASCII code for that symbol, or the ALT key code. Once you know the numeric code, hold down the ALT key and type in the numbers. ASCII codes are usually 4 digits long. There are different codes for uppercase and lowercase letters. If you’re typing on a Mac, hold down the Option key, then type the character for the symbol, followed by the letter. You can also find a list of these characters online. Keep reading to learn how to reconfigure your keyboard for the characters you use most often!

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