The accents on the letter "O" arediacritical marksused to indicate stress or a special pronunciation. They are mainly used to change the sound value or pronunciation of the letter.
This guide will teach you how to type O with an upper accent on any Mac or Windows PC. There are different methods to type these accents for different documents depending on the operating system you are using. You will learn each of these techniques quickly.
Without further ado, let's get started.
Option 1: Write the accent using the Alt code (Windows only)
To type the letter "O" with an accent on a Windows keyboard, hold down the alt key and type the alt code for that letter. For example, Alt+0242 represents ò (the one in the grave), Alt+0243 represents or (the sharp), Alt+0244 represents ô (and with circumflex), Alt+0245 represents (the with the), and Alt+0246 representing isla.(the one with umlaut).
And to type capital O with accents at the top, use Alt+0210 for Ò, Alt+0211 for Ó, Alt+0212 for Ô, Alt+0213 for Õ, and Alt+0214 for Ö.
However, this method requires the use of the numeric keypad with the Num Lock feature enabled. If your keyboard doesn't have this separate number pad, explore the options below.
The following table contains all the alternate codes for each of the accented "o's", both lowercase and uppercase (ie lowercase O and uppercase with accents).
|The tallCapital letters||Vaya||Alt + 0211|
|the small acute||since||Alt + 0243|
|oh tumbaCapital letters||Ò||Alt + 0210|
|the lower case would be||o||Alt + 0242|
|the circumflexCapital letters||Umbrella||Alt + 0212|
|the minuscule circumflex||umbrella||Alt + 0244|
|the umlautCapital letters||o||Alt + 0214|
|the lowercase umlaut||o||Alt + 0246|
|o aCapital letters||ITS OVER THERE?||Alt + 0213|
|the lowercase tilde||Is he around?||Alt + 0245|
Below is a step-by-step guide to writing any of these accented letters using the alternate codes listed in the table above.
- To get started, open the document where you want to write the accented O. It can be in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or even in the web browser where you can enter text.
- Turn on the Num Lock key. In other words, make sure the numpad keys aren't disabled.
- Hold down the Alt key and type the alt code of the character you want to type using the numeric keypad. The table above contains the alternate codes for the various letters O with accents.
- After typing the alt code on the numeric keypad, release the Alt key.
USE:This option is only available for Windows users. See the next option for typing O with accents on a Mac.
Related link:How to write E with accents
Option 2: How to type O with an accent on Mac (shortcut)
On a Mac, the fastest way to type O with accents is to use a keyboard shortcut.
Each of the accented letters "o" (ò, ó, ô, õ, ö,) has a different shortcut. However, they all use a very similar keystroke pattern.
Let's see how to type any of these accents in O on a Mac using keyboard shortcuts.
- To type ò (O with gravel) on Mac, press [OPTION]+[`] and then o.
- To type ó (sharp O) on Mac, press [OPTION]+[e] and then o.
- To type ô (O with a caret) on Mac, press [OPTION]+[i] and then o.
- To type ö (O with umlauts) on Mac, press [OPTION]+[u] and then the
- To type õ (O with tilde) on Mac, press [OPTION]+[n] and then o.
To use any of the above shortcuts, press and release the keys indicated for the type of accent you want to type and type the letter O. To type an o with umlauts, for example, simultaneously press and release Option + U, then press the letter key or once.
Note: To type an accented capital O on a Mac, use the shortcut keys listed above while the Caps Lock key is on.
See the sections below for more information on how to write O with accents in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
Option 3: Insert O with an accent in Word
USE:You can easily type O with accents in Word using option 1 (Alt code for Windows) or option 2 (shortcut for Mac). However, if you want to explore more ways to include these characters in your Word document, keep learning.
In addition to using the alt code method, there are two other ways to insert the "o" with accents in Microsoft Word. One involved using the Insert Symbol dialog box, and the other involved using a keyboard shortcut that only works in Word.
Let's explore these options one after the other.
Using the Insert Symbol dialog
To insert the accented "o" using the Insert Symbol dialog box, follow these instructions:
- Open your Word document and place the cursor where you want to insert the letter "o" with an accent at the top.
- On the Insert tab, go to Symbols > Symbol > More Symbols.
- The Symbol dialog will appear. selectLatin-1 Supplementof "Subset:" drop-down list. This will display all symbols in this category, including lowercase O's and uppercase letters with accents.
- Locate the accented letter you want to insert and double-click it. Alternatively, click to select the desired accented O symbol and click the Insert button to insert it into the document.
- Closes the dialog box.
Here are the steps you can follow to insert these symbols in Word using the Insert Symbol dialog box.
Using the keyboard shortcut for Word
There are keys for each of the "o's" with accent symbols. These keystrokes or shortcut keys are only designed to work in Microsoft Word. So if you want to type these symbols in a program other than MS Word, check out the other options (especially option 1 and 2).
Here are several shortcuts for writing O with accents in Microsoft Word:
- To type ò (Grave O), press[Ctrl] + [` Grave]he does not.
- To write O (acute O), press[Ctrl] + ['apostrophe]he does not.
- To type ô (O with a circumflex accent), press[Ctrl] + [^ cursor]he does not.
- To type ö (O with umlauts), press[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [; semicolon]he does not.
NOTE: These keystrokes will give the lowercase O with accents. However, if you want a capital O with accented letters, turn on Caps Lock while typing shortcuts.
These are the shortcuts for writing Accents on “O” in Microsoft Word.
Option 4: Insert O with an accent in Excel
If you are using a Windows PC, you can easily type any accented letter "o" in Excel. Mac users can also use the shortcuts listed in section two of this tutorial. However, if you're looking for another way to do this in Excel, keep learning.
To insert O with accents in Excel:
- Start Excel.
- Select the cell that will contain the letter O with an accent that you want to type.
- On the Insert tab, click the Symbols dropdown button and select Symbol from the dropdown menu.
- The Symbols dialog will appear. In "Subset:"drop down list, selectLatin-1 Supplement. All symbols in this group will appear, including all lowercase O's and uppercase letters with accents.
- Click to select the specific accented O you want to insert, and then click the Insert button. Alternatively, double-click the symbol to insert it into your Excel document.
These are all the steps required to enter any of the letters and with accents at the top.
Option 5: Insert the accent in PowerPoint
Just like in Microsoft Word and Excel, you can use the alt code of the O symbol with accents to write them in your PowerPoint document. However, if you would like another way to accomplish this task, continue exploring below.
To insert the accent symbol in PowerPoint:
- Open your PowerPoint document.
- Place the insertion pointer on the slide that will contain the accented O symbol.
- Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon.
- Click the Symbols button to open the Symbol dialog.
- The Symbol dialog will appear. In"Subset"drop down list, selectLatin-1 Supplement. You should see all the accented characters in this symbol category.
- Select the O with the specific accent you want to insert and click the buttonInsertbutton. Otherwise, just double-click the symbol you want to insert into your PowerPoint document.
- Closes the dialog box.
Here are the steps required to insert the accented O symbol in Microsoft PowerPoint using the Insert Symbol dialog box.
Option 6: Copy and Paste O with Accent
Another easy way to get O with accent marks on any PC (Windows or Mac) is to use my favorite method:copy and paste.
All you have to do is copy the symbol from somewhere like a web page or the character map for Windows users and go where you need the symbol (say in Word, Excel or PowerPoint) and press Ctrl + V to paste.
Below are the accented O symbols for you to copy and paste into your Word document. Just select the desired symbol and press Ctrl+C to copy, move to the document, place the insertion pointer where you want, and press Ctrl+V to paste.
Copy it with Grave:
Copy the Agudo con:
Copy OR with caret:
Copy O with umlauts:
The com To:
Is he around?
You can also use the Character Map to copy and paste any symbol or character in Windows. It contains all the symbols or characters you can think of. Follow the instructions below on how to use Character Map on any Windows PC.
- click noTo startand look for Character Map. The Character Map app will appear in the search results, click on it to open it.
- The Character Map dialog will appear.
- Select the O symbol with the desired accent by double-clicking on it, it should appear in theCharacter to copy:field and then click thecopy ofbutton to copy the symbol.
- Switch to the document where you want to paste the copied symbol, position the insertion pointer where you want it, and press Ctrl+V to paste.
This is how you can use the Character Map dialog to copy and paste any symbol on a Windows PC.
Among all these various options for typing the O with accented letters, I find using the alt code method for Windows to be the fastest, as long as you know the alt code for that particular symbol you want to type. If you use these accented letters often, consider making a cheat sheet for your reference.
Using the keyboard shortcut to type O with an accent is also a useful method for Mac users. However, you can also use a mouse-based approach by entering these symbols in any of the Office programs, such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint.