English is not the only language that uses the alphabet for any document preparation. At times the content creator might have to add some French or Spanish words as per the document’s requirement. Most of the time, the user would type the letters with an accent symbol on top of it. It is used to indicate the change in pronunciation or stress the words. Grave, Acute, Circumflex, Tilde, and Umlaut are the five accents available by default. Here is how to type A with accent on various operating systems. There are several methods to insert A with Accent on all versions of the Windows and Mac.
Copy and Paste A with Accent
The easiest way to insert A with Accent characters is by copying them from a web page. Launch a browser and search for the accent character you want. Copy the character and paste it into the desired location. You can follow this method on all devices, including smartphones.
How to Type A with Accent on Windows
On Windows operating system, the users have a built-in alt code functionality to type any alphabet with an accent. For this method, the user has to use the numeric keyboard. So ensure that Num Lock is turned on.
1. Open the document, be it Word or Excel or Powerpoint or web page.
2. Press and hold the Alt key. Enter the alt code of the desired character required in the document.
|Alt+0193||Á||A accute upper case|
|Alt+0225||á||a accute lower case|
|Alt+0192||À||A grave upper case|
|Alt+0224||à||a grave lower case|
|Alt+0194||Â||A circumflex upper case|
|Alt+0226||â||a circumflex lower case|
|Alt+0195||Ã||A tilde upper case|
|Alt+0227||ã||a tilde upper case|
|Alt+0196||Ä||A umlaut upper case|
|Alt+0228||ä||a umlaut upper case|
3. After typing the alt code, release the Alt key, and the required character will appear on the document.
How to Type A with Accent on Mac
For Mac users, the easiest way to type A with Accent is using keyboard shortcuts. There is a distinct shortcut for each character, and the user can note it down for future use.
|a with grave||Option + ` + a|
|a with acute||Option + e + a|
|a with circumflex||Option + i + a|
|a with umlaut||Option + u + a|
|a with tilde||Option + n + a|
For the upper case characters, turn on the Caps lock and use the above shortcuts.
How to Type A with Accent on Microsoft Word
Insert Dialogue Box Method
1. Open the Word document and place the cursor on the desired location.
2. Click on the “Insert” option and go to the “Symbols” option.
3. Select the “More Symbols” option.
4. Select “Latin-1 Supplement” in the Subset option.
5. Locate the a with the desired accent, double click on it add it to the document.
Keyboard Shortcut Keys [Only for Windows]
|a with grave||CTRL + ` + a|
|a with accute||CTRL + ' + a|
|a with circumflex||CTRL + ^ + a|
|a with umlaut||CTRL + SHIFT + ; + a|
Type A with Accent Using Character Map [Windows]
1. Launch “Character Map” on your Windows PC.
2. Select the required character on Character Map.
3. Click on the “Copy” option.
4. Now, paste the character anywhere using the CTRL + V option.
Yes. A letter with an accent can be included on the webpage using the simple copy-paste method.
The user can utilize the shortcut key methods discussed above to type a with accent using the keyboard.