Q: How do you make Text Accent Marks inside Movie Studio and Vegas Pro ?

Answer: There are two ways you can add âccënt màrks (grave, acute and circumflex) to text like you see in French language.

You can also add special character sets like ♫ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ ♂ ♀

accents

Method One

Go to Windows Start Button - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Character Map

character map 3At the same time you can right-click on top of Character Map from the program list and create a shortcut. This will save you from having to travel to Outer Mongolia next time you need a special character or accent.

character map

Selecting your Special Characters

Once you have the Character Map window open, just Select which character you want and then press Copy.

Now go back into the Text & Titles window in Movie Studio or Vegas Pro, and simple Paste your character in.

Please note that using the Drop Down box accesses every Font Set installed on your computer. Some Font Sets have a larger amount of Special Characters available compared to others.

character map 2

Method Two

The second method for accessing special characters and accents, involves using a combination of the ALT key and a numeric value.

1. Make sure you have the NUM LOCK key activated for the numeric keypad section of your keyboard.

*If you are on a laptop which does not have a numeric keypad on the right hand side, it's probably easier to just use Method One and Copy & Paste your characters.

2. Keep the ALT key depressed and then type the relevant number sequence from the table below.

3. Release the ALT key and the character will appear

ALT # Character ALT# Character ALT# Character ALT# Character ALT# Character
1 81 Q 161 í 241 ± 0194 Â
2 82 162 ó  242  0195  à
3 83 163 ú  243  ¾  0196  Ä 
4 84 164 ñ  244  ¶  0197  Å 
5 85 165 Ñ  245  §  0198  Æ 
6 86 166 ª  246  ÷  0199  Ç 
7 87 167 º  247  ¸  0200  È 
8 88 168 ¿  248  °  0201  É 
9 89 169 ®  249  ¨  0202  Ê 
10 90 170 ¬  250  ·  0203  Ë 
11 91 171 ½  251  ¹  0204  Ì 
12 92 172 ¼  252  ³  0205  Í 
13 93  173 ¡  253  ²  0206  Π
14 94  174 «  254  ■  0207  Ï 
15 95  175 »  0128  €  0208  Р
16 96  176 ░  0129  nothing 0209  Ñ 
17 97 177 ▒  0130  ‚  0210  Ò 
18 98  178 ▓  0131  ƒ  0211  Ó 
19 99  179 │  0132 „  0212  Ô 
20 100  180 ┤  0133  …  0213  Õ 
21 § 101  181 Á  0134  †  0214  Ö 
22 102  182   0135  ‡  0215  × 
23 103  183 À  0136  ˆ  0216  Ø 
24 104  184 ©  0137  ‰  0217  Ù 
25 105  185 ╣  0138  Š  0218  Ú 
26 106  185 ╣  0139  ‹  0219  Û 
27 107  186 ║  0140  Œ  0220  Ü 
28 108  187 ╗  0141  nothing 0221  Ý 
29 109  188 ╝  0142  Ž  0222  Þ 
30 110 189 ¢  0143  nothing 0223  ß 
31 111 190 ¥  0144  nothing 0224  à 
32 112 191 ¿  0145  ‘  0225  á 
33 ! 113  192 └  0146  ’  0226  â 
34 " 114 193 ┴  0147  “  0227  ã 
35 # 115  194 ┬  0148  ”  0228  ä 
36 $ 116  195 ├  0149  0229  å 
37 % 117  196 ─  0150  –  0230  æ 
38 & 118  197 ┼  0151  —  0231  ç 
39 ' 119  198 ã  0152  ˜  0232  è 
40 ( 120  199 à 0153  ™  0233  é 
41 ) 121  200 ╚  0154  š  0234  ê 
42 * 122  201 ╔  0155  ›  0235  ë 
43 + 123  202 ╩  0156  œ  0236  ì 
44 , 124 203 ╦  0157  nothing  0237  í 
45 - 125 } 204 0158 ž 0238 î
46 . 126  205 ═  0159  Ÿ  0239  ï 
47 / 127  ⌂  206 ╬  0160     0240  ð 
48 0 128  Ç  207 ¤  0161  ¡  0241  ñ 
49 1 129 ü  208 ð  0162 ¢  0242 ò 
50 2 130 é  209 Р 0163  £  0243  ó 
51 3 131  â  210 Ê  0164  ¤  0244  ô 
52 4 132  ä  211 Ë  0165  ¥  0245  õ 
53 5 133  à  212 È  0166  ¦  0246  ö 
54 6 134  å  213 ı  0167  §  0247  ÷ 
55 7 135  ç  214 Í  0168  ¨  0248  ø 
56 8 136  ê  215 Π 0169  ©  0249  ù 
57 9 137  ë  216 Ï  0170  ª  0250  ú 
58 : 138 è  217 ┘  0171  «  0251  û 
59 ; 139 ï  218 ┌  0172  ¬  0252  ü 
60 < 140 î 219 0173 nothing 0253 ý
61 = 141  ì  220 ▄  0174  ®  0254  þ 
62 > 142 Ä  221 ¦  0175  ¯ 
63 ? 143  Å  222 Ì  0176  ° 
64 @ 144  É  223 ▀  0177  ±    
65 A 145 æ  224 Ó  0178 ² 
66 B 146 Æ  225 ß  0179 ³ 
67 C 147 ô  226 Ô  0180 ´ 
68 D 148 ö  227 Ò  0181 µ 
69 E 149 ò  228 õ  0182 ¶ 
70 F 150 û  229 Õ  0183 · 
71 G 151 ù  230 µ  0184 ¸ 
72 H 152 ÿ  231 þ  0185 ¹ 
73 I 153 Ö  232 Þ  0186 º 
74 J 154 Ü  233 Ú  0187 » 
75 K 155 ø  234 Û  0188 ¼ 
76 L 156 £  235 Ù  0189 ½ 
77 M 157 Ø  236 ý  0190 ¾ 
78 N 158 ×  237 Ý  0191 ¿ 
79 O 159 ƒ  238 ¯  0192 À 
80 P 160 á 240 ­ 0193 Á

 *There are some identical characters which can be created using alternate alt codes and some codes produce nothing.

 

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Andras Kis · 07:12 25/06/2014
    Is it possible to write more difficult math problems?
    For example: 2^4=2^[squareroot (1/2)]
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    blueflash
    • Member
    · 14:47 28/04/2014
    Hi Derek,
    In method 2 above, which font were you using? I have done as described and for some alt # I get exactly the same but for others, I get different results (writing into Word).
    For example, with calibri, cambira, arial and times roman fonts, for alt224 I get the "alpha" symbol and for alt0176 I get the "degree" or "superscript zero" character.
    Cheers
    Chris
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 15:19 28/04/2014
      All the main text on Movie Studio Zen is good old [B]Arial[/B].
      So typing into this comment box right now, this is what I get:
      alt 224 = Ó
      alt 0176 = °

      So for some particular character sets, set Word to Arial [B]just when you need[/B] a special character.
      If you use the first method, you will be able to preview which characters are allowed for each Font type.
      • This commment is unpublished.
        blueflash
        • Member
        · 12:04 29/04/2014
        Thanks for your reply Derek.
        This is probably nothing to do with Movie studio but if I type all224 now, I get α, not what you get.
        When I use method 1, the character map for arial that comes up is the same as above but if I type alt224 into the "characters to copy box" I get à (alt133 which seems the same as alt0224).

        If you use method 1, everything will probably be ok but with method 2 using alt plus number does not always give the results shown.
        Other examples, alt226 Γ alt215 ╫

        Probably something to do with different computer set ups. I am using windows 7 64 bit.
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    Ian Tupman · 03:34 24/03/2014
    This is great Derek, thank you. It was driving me nuts trying to copy and paste from Word.

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