How to Put Accent Over E on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Put Accent Over E on Mac

Sometimes, when typing in a foreign language or writing someone’s name correctly, you may need to put an accent over the letter “E” on your Mac. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to do!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

The simplest way to put an accent over the letter “E” is by using keyboard shortcuts. Follow these steps:

  1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the accented “E.”
  2. Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard.
  3. While holding down the Option key, press the letter “E” key.

    This will generate a grave accent symbol (`).

  4. Release both keys (Option and “E”) simultaneously.

Congratulations! You have successfully inserted an accented “E” using keyboard shortcuts.

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

If you prefer a more visual approach, you can use the Character Viewer tool on your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the accented “E.”
  2. Go to the top menu bar and click on “Edit” and then “Emoji & Symbols“. Alternatively, you can press Control + Command + Spacebar.
  3. The Character Viewer window will appear. In the search field, type “e” and a list of characters containing the letter “E” will be displayed.

  4. Select the accented “E” character you want to use by clicking on it.
  5. Click on the “Insert” button to insert the selected accented “E” into your text.

Great job! You have now inserted an accented “E” using the Character Viewer tool.

Method 3: Creating a Text Shortcut

If you frequently need to type accented “E”s, creating a text shortcut can save you time. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to “System Preferences” in the Apple menu.
  2. Click on “Keyboard” and go to the “Text” tab.

  3. Click on the “+” button at the bottom left corner of the window to add a new shortcut.
  4. In the “Replace” field, type an easily memorable combination like “ee”.
  5. In the “With” field, paste or type in the desired accented “E” character.
    • Note: You can copy an accented “E” from another source or use Method 2 to insert it into another text editor and then copy it from there.

  6. Click on “Add” to save the shortcut.

Now, whenever you type the shortcut “ee” followed by a space or punctuation mark, it will automatically be replaced with the accented “E” character. This can significantly speed up your typing workflow!

Conclusion: Putting an accent over the letter “E” on your Mac is a breeze with these methods. Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts, visual tools like the Character Viewer, or creating text shortcuts, you now have multiple options to choose from.

Experiment with each method and find the one that works best for you. Happy typing!

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