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How to insert upside down question mark

Posted on 2000-03-09
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I am using Word for Windows 2000.  I am trying to write in Spanish, but cannot find an upside-down-and-backwards question mark for use in a Spanish sentence. There is a menu pick for inserting special characters (insert-special characters), however this character is not present.  How do I do this?
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by:CnC
ID: 2602845
I found this character two ways.

1) On the Insert menu, I chose insert SYMBOL.  In the dialog bog, I hcose font ARIAL and subset Latin-1.  The character was in the third or fourth row.

2) I used the ASCII speed keys ALT and 168.  Press and hold down the ALT key and on your number pad type 168. Release they keys all at the same time.

I hope that this helps!
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by:cycraymond
ID: 2602896
To insert the upside down question mark... press ALT and hold it then type 0191 at the key pad area the release everything you press.

Good Luck
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by:rdaves
ID: 2606315
The suggested procedures would work, if my laptop computer would allow me to do what is suggested.  Here's the drill:
1.  press blue function key (lower left of laptop keyboard), then numlock (upper right of keyboard)
2. Press alt, then 0168 (within the qwerty keypad area-no numeric keypad exists on my laptop).
DING!
This action, for some reason is denied.
What setting need I Change?
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by:stochastic
ID: 2607500
Type Ctrl+Alt+?
That should do it. (you need to press the Shift key also because ? needs it).

There is another way. From the menu, choose Insert/Symbol. Don't go to the Special characters tab. Stay on Symbols tab only.

But in the Font dropdown, instead of "Symbol", choose whatever normal text font you are using.

When you scroll down, you will find the ¿ somewhere way down.

hope this helps, even on your laptop, because you don't need the numeric keypad.

By the way, CnC's 1st suggestion is similar to my second.

- stochastic
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by:rdaves
ID: 2610028
Stochastic
The solution you siggest works fine, and I have been using it as a work-a-round.  I still have not found a way to use alt + numbers on my laptop.  There is a setting that needs to be changed or software that needs to be added.  I just  can't find it.  
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by:stochastic
ID: 2610860
rdaves,

If it works, in my humble opinion, it is a solution, not just a workaround! So you should probably close this question.

The other problem you have seems to be specific to your laptop's keyboard. I think there should be a solution, but it's probably nothing to do with MS Office. We could try to help you with that too. Can you say what make and model your laptop is?

- stochastic
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by:CnC
ID: 2611507
Your follow-up comments appear to have little to do with your original question.  You should have phrased your original question more specifically.  You have been given three or four answers to your original question.  You could have saved everyone time by phrasing your complete question from the beginning.
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by:rdaves
ID: 2614203
I appreciate help from those who showed concern and politeness..  
The problem was unique to my computer and I was able to find the answer on my own.
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stochastic earned 50 total points
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rdaves,

your comment, combined with the fact that you rejected a proposed answer but did not accept any other, suggests that as far as you are concerned, you are withdrawing the question.

Personally, I think this is completely unfair - this is the kind of exchange that would discourage people from taking the effort to answer, and I wonder why you would want to do that.

However, you are the boss, and you have the right to reject everything. If you are clear that you want to close the question, you could please consider writing to support to withdraw the question.

- stochastic

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by:rdaves
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you're right.  here are your points!
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by:stochastic
ID: 2618562
rdaves,

thanks for giving me the C grade.

- stochastic
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