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How to add Accent Marks over letters in Microsoft Word

If you are working on a specialised keyboard, adding accents to your letters in Microsoft Word will be as simple as clicking a key.

For many of us, working on standard, English keyboards inserting an accent over a letter is a bit of a manual process, but worth it in the end.

Why adding an accent over an English word is not always necessary, we do borrow words such as résumé from other languages so its nice to add the accent to formalise your document or just to make you feel a little bit fancy.

Before you jump in and starting adding accents to all of your letters, make sure you check which way the accent is going and use the grave and acute accents in the right way.

Here’s a accent cheat sheet:

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In this post, we will show you how to insert an accent over a letter in Microsoft Word leaving you to correctly accent your words like a pro.

Inserting an accent mark over a letter in Microsoft Word

  1. Open Word
  2. Place your cursor where you would like to insert the letter with an accent
  1. Click the Insert Tab
  1. Click Symbol
  2. Within the Symbol box, find and click the letter and accent you want to insert
  1. Click Insert
  2. Click Close

You have now successfully inserted a letter with an accent mark into your Word document. Repeat these steps for each letter as required.

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