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ChrisMonkeymaker
10-27-2005, 03:27 PM
"El Nino" is spelled with a wave looking thingy on top of the small "n" in "Nino". How can I make that kind of n in microsoft word? How can I make that n in a blog or post?

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 03:38 PM
Press Alt Gr and press the button with ^ at the same time (hold down Alt Gr and then press the button). Release both and then press n. Now you will get the .

10-27-2005, 03:39 PM
In Word, go to Insert --> Symbols. The n is located in Latin-1. Or, hold down Crtl and Shift and hit ~, then type n.

ChrisMonkeymaker
10-27-2005, 03:44 PM
I know where "Alt" is but how can I find "Gr"?

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 03:51 PM
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I know where "Alt" is but how can I find "Gr"?

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Alt Gr is not the same as Alt and another key called Gr, Alt Gr is on the right side of Space on my keyboard atleast.

10-27-2005, 03:52 PM
American keyboards don't have Alt Gr, I don't think. Or, it is not assigned as such when you select English-American as your default windows language.

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 03:54 PM
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American keyboards don't have Alt Gr, I don't think. Or, it is not assigned as such when you select English-American as your default windows language.

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Intresting, didn't know. Let me find another way of doing it /images/graemlins/smile.gif

ChrisMonkeymaker
10-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Thank you, Senor.:) It works very well on Word.

Now if I can just learn to do it while making some sort of post on the internet.

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 03:58 PM
This should work on american systems too: Hold down Alt and then write 164 on your numeric keyboard, the letter will come when you release Alt. You will then get , if you want try Alt and 165.

10-27-2005, 03:58 PM
I posted how to do it in Word; don't know about in blogs or in posts though...

10-27-2005, 04:01 PM
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This should work on american systems too: Hold down Alt and then write 164 on your numeric keyboard, the letter will come when you release Alt. You will then get , if you want try Alt and 165.

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The ASCII code doesn't work for me in Word.

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 04:04 PM
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The ASCII code doesn't work for me in Word.

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Odd, worked great in both Word and IE (posting it here) for me.

ChrisMonkeymaker
10-27-2005, 04:05 PM
Didn't work on mine. See n. /images/graemlins/frown.gif

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 04:11 PM
Hmm, even when I set my regional settings to US it works for me both in IE and word. Plus the fact that I am also using an enlish operating system (w2k). This -thing needs therapy!

10-27-2005, 04:13 PM
I'm using Word XP, I think this may be the problem. I haven't done it in IE. I found a site (http://wordtips.vitalnews.com/Pages/T0991_Using_ASCII_and_ANSI_Characters.html) saying that the codes work in older versions; it does not mention Word XP.

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 04:19 PM
Try Alt and 0209, Alt and 0241. Works for me also.

10-27-2005, 04:37 PM
Still can't get the codes to work in Word. But Ctrl + Shift + ~, n works...

Nevermind, I got it. I'm on the laptop, forgot that you have to use the number pad, not just the numbers.

MyMindIsGoing
10-27-2005, 04:48 PM
Mmm thought it was pretty odd, since all three ways worked for me.

StevieG
10-27-2005, 06:57 PM
If you are not doing this very often, you can also run charmap and then select, copy, and paste the characters you need.

Go to the Start menu, choose Run..., and then enter charmap into the Open text field of the Run window that opens up.

MrX
10-29-2005, 12:08 AM


why not cut and paste they symbol from some place you or someone else typed it once

el nio

la nia

I just paste the '' in each time.

X

MyMindIsGoing
10-29-2005, 06:51 AM
What if it is another symbol that he cannot find? Generic solutions are often the best.