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Ñ ñ | 6 Ways to Make Spanish n With a Tilde On Keyboard (+ Shortcuts)

To copy and paste the Spanish n With a Tilde, click the button below. However, continue scrolling down the page to find out ways to insert or type this symbol on the keyboard.

Typing Spanish n With Tilde on Keyboard (Summary)

There are several methods you can use to insert or type the Spanish n With a Tilde.

Each method is summarized below:

Alt Code Method (ñ shortcut): The Alt Code shortcut for the Spanish n With a Tilde is Alt + 165 for uppercase and Alt + 164 for lowercase. To type the N With Tilde sign with the Alt Code, simply press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard while using the numeric keypad to enter the Alt code, then release the Alt key. This method requires your keyboard to have a separate numeric keypad with Num Lock enabled. It also works on Windows only.

Mac Shortcut Method: The Mac Keyboard shortcut for the N With a Tilde sign is Option + n + n. And to type the Symbol for N With Tilde with this shortcut, simply press down the Option key and press the n key twice on the Mac keyboard.

Microsoft Word Unicode Shortcut: The shortcut to make the Spanish n With a Tilde in MS Word is 00D1, Alt + X. To use this shortcut, simply fire up your Microsoft Word and type 00D1, then press Alt plus the X key immediately after typing the code. If it doesn’t work, highlight the code before pressing Alt + X. Alternatively, press Ctrl + ~, Shift + N.

Microsoft Office Symbol Library: To insert the Spanish n With a Tilde in MS Office, (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), simply go to Insert > Symbols > More Symbols to launch the Symbol library. Then find and double-click on the N With Tilde sign to insert it into your document.

Copy and Paste: Simply click the Copy button above to copy and paste the Spanish n With a Tilde. If you’re a Windows user, we’ve already covered how to copy and paste this symbol using the character Map. You’ll want to keep reading until the end to learn all of the tricks.

These are the various methods for creating the Spanish n With Tilde on any operating system, whether Windows or Mac, or in any application, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or even Google Docs.

Let’s take a closer look at each method.

Spanish n With a Tilde Alt Code Shortcut (Windows)

The Spanish n With Tilde Alt Code is 165 or 164.

On Windows, alt codes are used to type symbols or characters that are not available on the keyboard.

This method is extremely beneficial because it saves a significant amount of time when trying to type special characters.

The following are the steps you can take to type the Spanish n With a Tilde on Windows using the Alt Code keyboard shortcut:

  • Open your document where the Spanish n With Tilde is to be typed.
  • The cursor should be positioned in the desired location.
  • Press and hold on one of your keyboard’s Alt Keys.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, use the numeric keypad on the right to type the N With Tilde Alt code (165 for uppercase n with tilde or 164 lowercase n with tilde)
  • Release the alt key after typing the code.

As soon as you let go of the Alt key, the Spanish Ñ With Tilde will appear.

The following rules must be followed in order for the N With a Tilde Alt Code to work.

  • Before typing the code, you must hold down the Alt key.
  • To type the alt code, you must use the numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard.
  • The NumLock must be enabled because you are using the 10-key numeric keypad. When you turn off NumLock, the number keys become disabled, and you won’t be able to type any numbers.
  • If you’re using a laptop that doesn’t have a numeric keypad, you’ll need to activate the hidden numeric keypad first. On most laptops, you can turn it on by pressing the Fn + NmLk keys at the same time. A hidden numeric keypad isn’t found on every laptop. If it doesn’t appear in yours, you won’t be able to type symbols using the alt code method unless you connect an external keyboard with a numeric keypad or use the on-screen keyboard. Yet still, you can use the other methods discussed in this guide.
  • You should also be aware that, depending on the text editor you’re using, not all symbols can be typed with the alt code. Only Microsoft Word recognizes some of the alt codes.

Spanish n With a Tilde Shortcut (Mac)

The Spanish n With a Tilde (ñ) shortcut for Mac is Option + n + n.

The Alt code method is only for Windows and can only be used on that platform.

However, this shortcut will work for you if you’re using a Mac PC.

Follow the directions below to use this Mac keyboard shortcut:

  • Open the document where you want to type the symbol.
  • Press down the Option key.
  • Then press the n key twice.
  • Now release the Option key.

You can type the N With Tilde sign anywhere with your Mac keyboard if you follow the above steps correctly.

Shortcut to type N With a Tilde Sign (MS Word)

MS Word shortcut to type the Spanish n With Tilde is 00D1, Alt + X.

While the Alt code and Mac shortcut mentioned above can be used to type this symbol anywhere, including Microsoft Word, this shortcut can only be used in Word.

To use this shortcut, open your Microsoft Word document, position the insertion pointer where you want to type the Spanish n With Tilde, and then follow the simple instructions below:

  • Simply type 00D1.
  • Then press Alt plus X simultaneously.
  • If it doesn’t work, highlight the code before pressing the Alt + X.

When you press Alt + X after typing the Unicode, the symbol appears in place of the Unicode.

Insert Symbol for N With a Tilde from Office Symbol Library

If using the keyboard isn’t your thing, there’s also a mouse-based method for getting the Spanish n With a Tilde in Office apps like Microsoft Word.

To explain the steps, we’ll use screenshots from Microsoft Word. You can, however, use the same method in Excel and PowerPoint.

Without further ado, here are the steps to take:

  • Launch MS Word or Excel or PowerPoint.
  • Place your cursor at the desired place.
  • Navigate to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • Click the Symbols button in the Symbols group, then select More Symbols from the drop-down menu.
More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear. It contains a gazillion of symbols which include the Spanish n With Tilde.

  • Find the Spanish n With Tilde in the symbol library.

To easily locate this symbol, use the Subset dropdown list to display specific types of symbols. You can find the Spanish n With a Tilde in the Latin-1 Supplement group.

However, the fastest way to get this symbol is to type the Unicode 00D1 in the Character code text box. Once you type the Unicode, the Spanish n With Tilde will be filtered out and selected.

inserting Spanish n with a tilde
  • To insert it into your document, simply double-click on it. Alternatively, click the Insert button.
  • Close the Dialog.

If you follow the above steps carefully, you can insert the Spanish n With Tilde in Word or any other symbol or character not available on the keyboard.

How to insert N with Tilde Symbol in Google Docs

Google Docs offers a built-in tool that makes it easy to insert special symbols and characters like the N with tilde symbol.

Here’s how to use it to insert Ñ or ñ in Google Docs:

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on “Insert” in the top menu.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Special characters.”
  4. A dialog box will appear with a search bar at the top. Type “n with tilde.”
  5. Click on the Ñ or ñ symbol and it will be added to your document at the cursor’s location.
insert n with tilde in Google Docs

Copy and Paste Spanish n With a Tilde

This is by far the simplest way to obtain any symbol, including the N With Tilde sign.

You simply need to copy the symbol somewhere, such as a web page and then press Ctrl + V after switching to the document where you need it.

If you want to copy the symbol, it is shown below.

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If you have a Windows PC, the steps below will show you how to copy this symbol from the Character Map.

  • Search and Launch the Character Map app.
  • Near the button, select the Advance View checkbox to expand more Character map options.
searching for character map to copy and paste symbols
  • In the Advanced view you will see a search box. Type N With Tilde in this text box and press Enter.
copying Spanish n with a tilde
  • The symbol will appear in the search results.
  • Simply double click on it and hit on the Copy button after it is selected in the Characters to copy text box.


Obtaining symbols that do not have keys on the keyboard can be difficult.

However, with the assistance of the methods discussed, it should no longer be a difficult task.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this guide.