How to Apply an Accent to the Letter E in Microsoft Publisher

By Melissa King

Use Publisher 2010 to make publications in different languages.
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Microsoft Publisher 2010 lets you create professional-looking publications such as brochures, pamphlets, invitations and business cards. If you need to make a publication in the Spanish language, you have probably noticed there is no obvious way to add accents over letters like "n" and "e." However, Publisher 2010 includes a library of foreign language characters you are able to insert in your publication, so adding accents to letters takes just a few seconds.

Launch Microsoft Publisher, and open a new file or one you wish to edit.

Click the place where you want to insert an accented character. It is also possible to highlight an existing letter and replace it with an accented one.

Click the "Insert" tab. Click "Symbol," then "More Symbols." The "E" accents are located almost in the middle of the window. Double-click on the one you want to use, and it appears in the place you clicked or highlighted.


If you use the same accented letter several times, it shows up in the "recently used" list, found at the bottom of the "Symbols" window. This lets you select the letter more quickly.