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Tuesday's Tip - The F6 Key

TT - The F6 Key

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

The F6 Key

Yesterday I was entering a marriage record into Legacy from FamilySearch. They have the images from some French marriage books. I needed to add the name Philippe Fréderic André to my database. Since almost all my research is German my character ribbon in Legacy is loaded with the German special letters I need but I needed to add several é. I could of course open the Window's Character Map to find this letter OR I could do something cool right in Legacy. 

All I have to do is click the F6 button on my keyboard and the Legacy Character Map appears. Be sure to have your cursor in a text field before pressing F6. I can then select the character I need and paste it right in. A lot of people don't realize that the Windows Function Keys do things. If you go to HELP > HELP INDEX and type in SHORTCUT KEYS. You will see all of the nifty things you can do with the Windows ALT, CTRL and Function Keys.

  Character map

Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips checkout the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

Michele Simmons Lewis is part of the technical support team at Millennia, the makers of the Legacy Family Tree software program. With over 20 years of research experience, Michele’s passion is helping new genealogists get started on the right foot through her writings, classes and lectures. She is the former staff genealogist and weekly columnist for the McDuffie Mirror and now authors Ancestoring, a blog geared toward the beginner/intermediate researcher.


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ALT + 160 = á
+ 161 = í
+ 162 = ó
+ 163 = ú
+ 130 = é
+ 164 = ñ
+ 165 = Ñ

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