how to type n with accent marks on keyboard in Microsoft Word

How To Type n with Accent Marks on Keyboard (ñ, Ñ, ń, Ṅ, Ň)

Using the “n with accent alt code”, you can type ‘n’ with accent marks over it (ñ, Ñ, ń, Ṅ, Ň, and more) using the Windows keyboard.

This code is designed for typing symbols that do not have a dedicated key on the keyboard.

You can do this by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the symbol’s alt code using the numeric keypad.

Learn more about the Windows Alt Codes

The table below shows all the alt codes for each of the ‘n’ letters with the accent marks – In lowercases and uppercases (small and capital n with accents).

Note that only the n with tilde accent can be typed anywhere on Windows. The rest of the accented n characters can only be typed in Microsoft Word.

N With Accent DescriptionN With AccentsN with Accent Alt Code
Lowercase n with tilde accentñALT 164
Uppercase N with a tilde accentÑALT 165
Lowercase n with acute accentńALT 324
Uppercase N with an acute accentŃALT 323
Lowercase n with grave accentǹALT 505
Uppercase N with grave accentǸALT 504
Lowercase n with dot above accentALT 7749
Uppercase N with dot above accentALT 7748
Lowercase n with caron accentňALT 328
Uppercase N with caronŇALT 327
Lowercase n with cedilla accentņALT 326
Uppercase N with cedilla accentŅALT 325
Lowercase n with a left hook accentɲALT 626
Uppercase N with a left hook accentƝALT 413
Uppercase N with a dot below accentALT 7750
Lowercase n with circumflex below accentALT 7755
Uppercase N with circumflex below accentALT 7754
Lowercase n with a line below accentALT 7753
Uppercase N with a line below accentALT 7752

Obey the instructions below to type the ‘n’ letter with an accent mark over it on the keyboard using the alt codes in the above table. Let’s illustrate by using the n with tilde accent alt code (165 or 164).

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: Whilst pressing down the Alt key and using the numeric keypad, type the ‘n’ with a tilde accent alt code (165 for uppercase Ñ and 164 for lowercase ñ). You can refer to the above table for all the various n with accent alt codes.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code.

You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad.

If you are using a laptop with a small keyboard that does not have the separate numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad.

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the various ‘n’ letters with the accent mark using the keyboard.

Shortcut to type N with accents in Word

Know that you can use any of the above methods to insert or type N with accents in Microsoft Word. These MS Word shortcuts are just an alternative, and it is specially made to type these characters in Microsoft Word only.

To use the shortcuts in the table below, simply type the Unicode of the symbol as shown below, then press Alt + X.

The table below shows all the shortcuts that you can use in Microsoft Word only.

N With Accent DescriptionN With AccentsMS Word Shortcut
Lowercase n with tilde accentÑ00F1, Alt + X
Uppercase N with a tilde accentÑ00D1, Alt + X
Lowercase n with acute accentń0144, Alt + X
Uppercase N with an acute accentŃ0143, Alt + X
Lowercase n with grave accentǹ01F9, Alt + X
Uppercase N with grave accentǸ01F8, Alt + X
Lowercase n with dot above accent1E45, Alt + X
Uppercase N with dot above accent1E44, Alt + X
Lowercase n with caron accentň0148, Alt + X
Uppercase N with caronŇ0147, Alt + X
Lowercase n with cedilla accentņ0146, Alt + X
Uppercase N with cedilla accentŅ0145, Alt + X
Lowercase n with a left hook accentɲ0272, Alt + X
Uppercase N with a left hook accentƝ019D, Alt + X
Uppercase N with a dot below accent1E46, Alt + X
Lowercase n with circumflex below accent1E4B, Alt + X
Uppercase N with circumflex below accent1E4A, Alt + X
Lowercase n with a line below accent1E49, Alt + X
Uppercase N with a line below accent1E48, Alt + X

Insert n with accent marks in MS Office Symbol Library

If using the keyboard isn’t your thing, there’s also a mouse-based method for getting N with Accent marks in Office 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 where you want to insert the n with accents.
  • 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 n with accent marks.

  • Locate the n with the accent you want.

To easily locate these Accented letters, use the Subset dropdown list to display those specific types of symbols. You can find some of the N with accent letters in the Latin-1 Supplement group.

  • To insert any of these symbols 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 these accented i symbols or any other symbol or character not available on the keyboard.

Copy and Paste n with accent Letters

This is by far the simplest way to obtain any symbol, including the n with accents.

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

If you want to copy these letters, you can do so as they are listed below.

Copy and Paste N With Accents
Ñ
Ñ
ń
Ń
ǹ
Ǹ
ň
Ň
ņ
Ņ
ɲ
Ɲ

If you have a Windows PC, the steps below will show you how to copy these symbols 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.
Advanced view on Windows Character map
  • In the Advanced view, you will see a search box. Search for the keyword “n with”. You should see all the letters with an accent including the letter n.
  • Simply double click on it and hit on the Copy button after it is selected in the Characters to copy text box.

Conclusion

Obtaining these n with accent marks and the symbols that do not have keys on the keyboard can be difficult.

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

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

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