Looking for a way to insert symbols.

Hi, I have been working on slides in Storyline 360.  I am creating content for both English and Spanish language versions of a technical course.

Is there any way to insert non-English language characters - or even mathematical symbols - without having to stop in the middle of a word, go to the Insert tab, click on Symbols, find the appropriate symbol, press Enter in order to insert it, return to the slide and click in the text box I was working on in order to continue???

This cumbersome process is driving me insane.

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Phoebe Harker-Rivera

Hi Alyssa,
No, this does not work for me either.
I do have a keyboard with the number lock enabled.
I went in and made a list of my commonly used letters with the accent or the tilde and the character code for each.
But it still doesn’t work.
Thank you anyhow.
-Phoebe

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Leslie McKerchie

Hey Phoebe,

It looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

I know that clicks can be valuable, so adding the symbol option to your Quick Access Toolbar could save you a couple :) Then taking advantage of recently used symbols as well.

I look forward to learning what methods others may be using as well.

Phoebe Harker-Rivera

Hi, I just want everyone to know how I finally resolved this and I’d like to thank you all for your suggestions.
I suspected it was just my ignorance of Windows (I’m a Mac person usually, expect for a couple Windows-only programs that I need to use, including AR 360.)
After putting it away for a few days, I was able to come back to it with fresh eyes. I found a useful YouTube video that explained how to do it so I thought I’d share it, just in case anyone else felt as stymied as I did:
Type Accents with a Spanish Keyboard in Windows 10 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgvrFD9d-8