Save time … use “Alt” keys on your computer

Virtual Help Desk

Alt symbolsSometimes you may want to add a symbol or letter with an accent into your document but what you need doesn’t appear as a key on your keyboard. So you have to search through your options in your document and search for “special characters” – well here’s an easy reference sheet to the most common ones.

All you do is put your cursor in the place you want to put the character, press the “Alt” key and at the same time enter the number next to the symbol you want to use, when you have done that and release the keys, the symbol appears in the position you need it to be.

For example, if you wanted to enter a temperature using the degree symbol, you would enter the number, say 23 and leave your cursor in position after the “3” then hold the “Alt” key down and at the…

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