Simple Techniques: How to Add an Accent Mark in Word

How to Add an Accent Mark in Word

Hi, I'm Tracy with Today, I am going to take you through a simple step-by-step guide on how to add an accent mark in Word. It's not as complicated as it may seem.

Using the Ribbon Method

Step 1: Highlight the letter

In your Word document, simply click and drag over the letter you want to add an accent to, highlighting it.

Step 2: Open the “Insert” tab

At the top of your Word window, click on the tab labelled “Insert”.

Step 3: Click on “Symbol”

In the toolbar that appears under the “Insert” tab, find and click the “Symbol” button.

Step 4: Choose “More Symbols”

A dropdown menu will appear when you click on “Symbol”. Click on “More Symbols” at the bottom of this menu.

Step 5: Find your accent

A new window will appear, showing all available symbols. Scroll through until you find the accent you want, select it, and hit “Insert”.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Alternatively, certain Word programs allow you to use keyboard shortcuts for specific accents. For instance, holding “Control + `”, followed by the letter e, will give you “è”. Every specific accent has a different combination.

I hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to add an accent mark in Word. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

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