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My family is in Uruguay & Argentina, and I hate writing to them and seeing my words in caps b/c I don't know how to use the ~ and accent mark to my typing.  I know it can be done because they do it, anyone able to help me out?  As it is my writing in Spanish is less than stellar since I was raised here and never had to write in Spanish.  Thank you so much!!


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If you have windows, you can activate the Spanish keyboard on the control panel. Then the keyboard will offer you ñ instead of ; and accents using the [ key. Here's a how to for Vista: http://babelhut.com/languages/spanish/setting-up-a-spanish-keyboard-in-windows-vista/

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If you have windows, you can activate the Spanish keyboard on the control panel. Then the keyboard will offer you ñ instead of ; and accents using the [ key. Here's a how to for Vista: http://babelhut.com/languages/spanish/setting-up-a-spanish-keyboard-in-windows-vista/


I am running windows 7 so I am off to the control panel!!


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yeah there is another way to do it using Alt and then some number combination, but I think it's much easier to just have the two language keyboards installed and switch between them. My machine is set up to switch keyboards by pressing Alt + Shift, so it's very simple.

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