Hello all, I was trying to use Mark Wilcox's neat posting on the wiki but found it didn't appear to work with Windows XP. However, after blundering around in the dark (my fault, not Mark's) I stumbled across the following: All the special characters and symbols can be readily accessed in Windows XP by selecting Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. Click on the Languages tab and the Details button and then add Spanish (traditional) as the language and then United States-International as the keyboard input from the drop-down selection boxes (the languages are all pre-installed in XP). The new settings will appear beneath your default language and keyboard settings (English/UK in my case) and an icon will appear on the desktop allowing you to switch languages. The easy bit is that if you now select Spanish (ES) from within an open document the keyboard will behave normally but you can now additionally use the 'AltGr' key to access all the special symbols: AltGr+a = á, AltGr+n= ñ, AltGr+c = ©, AltGr+? = ¿ etc. A hunt around the keyboard using the 'AltGr' key will turn up just about everying including fractions and other numeric symbols (AltGr+2=²). The keyboard defaults back to your original settings when you close the active document window. You can add as many different languages as you wish. If at this stage you find you have accidentally removed your original default settings (don't we all?) just go back and re-select them. Have fun! Den Wilson Isle of Wight UK. Zone 8 (maritime) almost frost-free.