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Hello, I am an English guy.

I a have a personal project that involves me typing quite a few French paragraphs with an English Microsoft Word documents.

I am asking what techniques do you use to input French accents

Do you set up your own alt key combinations ?

If so, what system do you use? (especially for the accents on the letters a and e)

Or do you use the special characters on the number keyvoard

Or do you use the Insert symbols option?

Or would you switch to a French keyboard?

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http://french.typeit.org/

This is the website I use. I simply copy and paste individual characters as I need them.

Other people  configure the keyboard on their computer directly. I do not know how to do that but I doubt it is very difficult.

It is also  possible to save the  characters you need to  notebook (or a  similar programme)  and copy the characters from there.

You can switch from the standard English UK keyboard to the UK extended keyboard. This allows key combinations to type the French accents. 

Alternatively, you can download the FREE Microsoft Keyboard Creator and add your own key combinations to type the accents. (There's a complete guide to using it online).

A third option is a programme called 'Wiz-Key' (not free unfortunately)  which also adds key combinations to type the accents on a standard keyboard.

Hope this helps.

Thanks. Sounds like a few possibilities there..

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