Shortcuts to Success: Foreign Accents

Sure, there are huge lists of InDesign keyboard shortcuts out there, but are you going to sit down and memorize them all? We're here to help you learn some handy new ones, one by one, making it easier to add them to your mental list. Each week, we'll highlight a different shortcut to help you work faster, better and smarter.
Acute and Grave Accents
option + e + character; option + `  + character


Every so often, you'll need to use a word that requires an acute or grave accent. This is frequently the case if you're working in a language other than English, like our friends and Pub Crawl hosts at People en Español. Here's how to do it:

ACUTE ACCENT: type option + e, release the keys, then type the character.

GRAVE ACCENT: type option + ` (found to the left of the number 1, on the keyboard), release the keys, then type the character.

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This week's shortcut brought to you by Joseph Caserto

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