How to Use Spanish on a Mac

Using Spanish or any other language is quite easy on a Mac, this is what you have to do:

  • First go to system preferences
  • Select “international”
  • Then select “input menu”
  • Check the “keyboard viewer” checkbox.
  • Scroll down and check “Spanish”

Now start up MS Word. In the top right hand corner you’ll see a small American flag, click on it and select the small Spanish flag. Your keyboard is now set up to type in Spanish. Go back to the Spanish flag icon and click on “Show Keyboard Viewer” this will produce a pop-up window which will show you which keyboard strokes produce accented Spanish – experiment until you find the right combination of keys.

International window with keyboard viewer on top

System Preferences' International window with Keyboard Viewer on top

If you want to activate a Spanish spellchecker, this is what you have to do:

  • Go to tools
  • Select Language…
  • Choose Spanish
  • And click OK

Once you have exited MS Word it will return to the default language (English), so everytime you want to use the Spanish spellchecher you will have to re-select it as above.

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