Holding key for accent won't work in InDesign (Mac)

New Here ,
Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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On a Mac, if you hold down a letter a contextual menu appears above it with the various accent glyphs:

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It's very handy when you work in languages that require them. Unfortunately, it seem to work everywhere except in Adobe software. If you hold down "a", you get aaaaaaaaaaa instead of that menu. I know about keyboard mapping, the glyph panel and Option-shortcuts --- what I'm trying to find out is if there's a way to activate that pop-up menu. It's really, really handy.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020
I hold the Option key to get the 'accent' I need. But that does not cover all the characters, so I bought a French Keyboard. It took some time to get used to it, especially swapping between QWERTY and AZERTY , then I got frustrated and I let the spell check do its job, that seemed the quickest. The virtual keyboard, kept on the side is handy one as well.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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I hold the Option key to get the 'accent' I need. But that does not cover all the characters, so I bought a French Keyboard.

It took some time to get used to it, especially swapping between QWERTY and AZERTY , then I got frustrated and I let the spell check do its job, that seemed the quickest.

The virtual keyboard, kept on the side is handy one as well.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 20, 2020 Jun 20, 2020

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Hi there, 

 

I hope your issue has been resolved till now. If not, please let us know so that we can assist you further. 

Else please confirm if any of the suggestions above helped. 

 

Regards,

Sheena

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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I have this same problem, and buying a keyboard just to type one character is not an option. What are some of the other methods we can use to solve this issue?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Use the glyph panel.

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Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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once I used Find/Replace approach on a long document. 

xyzchelle >> échelle

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