Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:49 PM
[SIZE=7]Thanks Phantasmagoria. I didn't know about Insert, then click Symbols. I'll give it a try. What I did before was to go to the Help button in my Word Processing program and asked how to insert foreign characters, and that is where it said that one could click and drag from the Character Map. I tried it, but it didn't work. I did do the cut and paste. However, in the document I was working on, the font size came out smaller than what I was using for the document. I.e., I was typing in 14 pt and the inserted accented e was in about a 10 or a 12 pt. I never could figure out how to get it inserted in the proper pt size. I even printed out the page, thinking it might be correct after printing, but it printed out the smaller size. Also, on my old computer--Windows 98, which WP program I really liked because it was so much easier--one could type the foreign characters via the keyboard. Ctrl colon, for instance, created an umlaut, etc., etc., etc. Do you know if this capability still exists on XP? If so, where do I find which keys to use to access the foreign characters? Believe it or not, I have an "instruction manual" for XP that is about 2" thick--it just doesn't address much of the stuff I seem to need. Frustrating. FYI, I have the Word Processing program that came with the machine, also something different, I think, in Microsoft Works, as well as WordPad, which is too simple for what I need. I have recently installed Microsoft Office on a trial for 60 days, but I don't think I will pay to have it permanently. Well, I have gone on a bit, haven't I? It's just so good to talk to someone who seems to have things under control. Again, Thanks.