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diacritics dont appear anymore in word 2007

Posted on 2008-10-31
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I can't use diacritics anymore (e.g.: ë é è ê). This started a couple of weeks ago.
I used to press (") and after that an (e) and it would automatically change to (ë). Now it doesnt change, it just appears as ("e).
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by:fokuszg
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you most probably hit the keyboard switch to change languages between your language of choice and english.
xp or vista ?
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by:torimar
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This looks like your diacritics were created by the Autocorrect function.

Tools -> Autocorrect Options -> Autocorrect

Is there a checkmark for "Replace text as you type"? If not, tag the box.
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OS = XP
I'll get back to you on the keyboard settings
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by:seaitgroup
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@torimar:
I've been over the autocorrect options several times. I macthed them with another pc.
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go to start->control panel->regional and language options

languages tab->click details

see if you have more than one language installed.
if you dont need english or any other language that is installed keyboard layout click it and click remove.
that should do it
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by:seaitgroup
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in the keyboard settings I had:
English
  • United States
  • United States - International
I deleted the regular united states and it was solved =)
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by:EricFletcher
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If you only had to type 'e to get the é diacritic, Autocorrect is probably the culprit. However, Ctrl-',e is the "normal" behavior for getting é in Word. (i.e type Ctrl and ', then press e).

This keyboard shortcut works just fine with an English keyboard selected, and change only slightly (but still work) if I switch to a French keyboard (the Ctrl-' creates è with the French keyboard, but é with English for example).
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