Accents in Powerpoint
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xxxSanmar
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Apr 22, 2004

How can I insert accents in ppt texts? There is no 'symbols' drop down list. Perhaps with ASCII characters? Can anyone point me in the right direction for an on-line list with ASCII characters?

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Sandra


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xxxSanmar
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Ascii list Apr 22, 2004

Sanmar wrote:
Actually, I have just found a list with Ascii characters, including letters with accents.

How can I insert accents in ppt texts? There is no 'symbols' drop down list. Perhaps with ASCII characters? Can anyone point me in the right direction for an on-line list with ASCII characters?

TIA
Sandra


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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ASCII Codes Apr 22, 2004

Hi Sandra,

I often translate accents into PowerPoint using the ASCII codes. Most of the ones that I use most frequently I have committed to memory. But there is a list on-line

These are the URL that I could find. There are 2 sets:

http://www.4d.fr/documentation/4Ddoc2003/CMU/CMU10121.HTM

http://www.4d.fr/documentation/4Ddoc2003/CMU/CMU10120.HTM

I hope that you can use them.

Good luck!
Lucinda


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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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Use copy paste principle Apr 22, 2004

Let's say you want to type French accents. Type all the accented letters in alphabetical order in word - one line for small letters and the second line for capitals. Just cut and paste these two lines in the PPT page. Whenever you have to type any accent copy paste that letter in the appropriate place.
My friend did it in a more elegant way. He created a macro whereby one puts the cursor wherever one wants and clicks with the mouse on the required accents stored separately. The cursor-marked place will get the required letter.
Having said that, for the life of me I cannot imagine as to why Microsoft is disabling the symbol options in softwares other than word.
If you have got spell check in your language, just go on typing without accents and the spellcheck feature should do the rest.
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N.Raghavan


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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
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Insert Symbol Apr 22, 2004

Hi Sandra,

In both PowerPoint 2000 and 2003 there is a menu option for inserting symbols (i.e. special characters) as in Word.

I use the German version of PPT so I am guessing at the English menu names; they are probably the Insert menu and then the Symbol option.

Good luck!
Bob Kerns


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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
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Change keyboard layout to US International Apr 22, 2004

If you set your keyboard layout to US International, you will still have the regular QWERTY keyboard, but you can also access all the common accented characters and symbols (€, ä, å, ñ, ç, ß, µ ... just to give a few examples) via a combination of the AltGr (right Alt-key) + a given key. (For instance, the € symbol is accessed via AltGr + 5; the Greek µ is AltGr+m). This works in any application, because the layout is reset in Windows.

You can find graphics of the various keyboard layouts, including instructions on how to print them, on Microsoft's site. Sorry I don't have the URL anymore, but if you google around a bit on keyboard layouts, you should be able to find what you need.

HTH



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