[quo]*Quote from * Alan-LaCala
A simple way to get áéíóú is to hold Alt Gr and type the vowel.
I wasn't even sure what Alt Gr referred to, so I googled it and found the following from Microsoft: "The ALT GR key is on the right side of the keyboard on some non-U.S. keyboard layouts." So those of us with US keyboards are probably out of luck when it comes to Alt Gr. However, there are lots of alternatives available to us. For more info, see the website I referred to in an earlier message:
I now use the ALT+4 method (described there) so often that I don't even have to think about it when I want to type español or sé or any other words containing Spanish characters.
I've also learned recently about a piece of free software that I probably would use if I weren't so accustomed to ALT+4. It's called *AllChars* and can be found at *__http://allchars.zwolnet.com/introduction.html__*. It works very well. For example, to type é using AllChars, all you have to do is hit the CTL key and then 'e, either together or sequentially. It's even easier than ALT+4. I didn't switch to AllChars on my desktop mostly because I can use ALT+4 on any computer, not just on a computer that has AllChars installed. However, I plan to install it on my laptop, since using ALT+4 on a laptop is a little more complicated than on a desktop. If you haven't already found a method you like, give AllChars a try. It's free; if you don't like it, you can just remove it.