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Portuegese characters in Word

I need to temporarily change my keyboard to type Portuegese characters. I am having trouble doing this in Vista. Can you help?

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Type in Chinese, Japanese, and other character-based languages

To type text on your computer in character-based languages, such as Chinese and Japanese, follow these steps:


[Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Type-in-Chinese-Japanese-and-other-character-based-languages]

  1. Add the language as an input language. If you want to use an input method editor (IME), make sure you select it when you add the input language. For more information, see Add an input language.
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    You can edit documents in multiple languages by changing the language (the input language) in which you type. Input languages are included with Windows, but you need to add them to your list of languages before you can use them.

    1. Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.

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The input language is a setting in Windows that controls the language you use to type information on your computer. Before you can change an input language, you need to add that language to Windows. For more information, see Add an input language.
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If you don't see the Language bar, right-click the taskbar, point to Toolbars, and then click Language bar.

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Hide all expcol_imgs.png To change the keyboard layout

  1. On the Language bar, click the Input language button, and then select an input language.


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  2. Click the Keyboard layout button, and then select a keyboard layout.

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expcol_imgs.png To change the keyboard layout on the Welcome screen

On the Welcome screen, click the Keyboard layout button 0c181420-8a93-48b6-82b1-b2dc25fc01b5.png, and then select a keyboard layout.

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