Having problems writing in those accent marks and inverted question marks?
If you are a Macintosh user click here for an easy way to insert those letters into any document.
If, on the other hand, you are like most of us and use a PC, you have two choices, you can install the Spanish* keyboard or use the Alt keys. The first option is by far the best, because it will work with any program, including email and web publishing. Once installed, you can toggle back and forth from the English keyboard to the Spanish* one.
That's it. Now you are ready to begin typing in Spanish. Click here to watch a demonstration that will show you step by step how to use the Spanish Language keyboard.
To toggle back and forth from the English keyboard to the new Spanish one, simply use Left Alt + Shift (or click on the EN (English) or ES (Spanish) button on the bottom of your computer screen). As you can see below, the key layout is a little bit different, as you can see below.
Office 2003 or 2007 users: Click here to install the On-Screen Keyboard.
[*Please note: These instructions were made up to install the Spanish language keyboard, but the same basic procedures can be used to install the French, Arabic, or any other language keyboard.]
Another Option for PC users: Download Spanish Accents CapsLock, by One Hour Programing. It is a simple hotkey program that provides a quick and intuitive way to type accented characters used in Spanish.
Other International Characters
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