How To Type An Upside Down Question Mark Quick and Easy Way

A lot of people are wondering how to type an upside down ¿ question mark . You might have seen this in your social media feed or in an article you read. While this is seldom used by English speakers it is used in written Spanish and other languages that are derived from the Spanish language. The upside down ¿ question mark is used in interrogative sentences and is placed at the beginning of the sentence. 

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How To Type An Upside Down Question Mark

Type ¿ using the Alt code 

  • Move your cursor to the point on your screen where you want to type ¿.
  • Make sure your keyboard’s Num Lock is turned on.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • With the Alt key held, type 168, 0191 or 6824 on the number pad (any of the three will work).
  • Let go of the Alt key. As soon as you let go of the Alt key, ¿ will appear where your cursor was. 

Use the US-International keyboard layout 

Your computer supports several keyboard layouts. One keyboard layout that lets you easily type the  upside down ¿ question mark is the US-international keyboard. When you are using the US-International keyboard layout, you can type ¿ by pressing and holding down the Alt Gr (Graphics) key – which is what the Right Alt key  and typing / while still holding down on the key, releasing the key after pressing /.

Using Microsoft Word

  • Move your cursor to the point on your screen where you want to type ¿.
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + /, making sure that you press Ctrl + Alt before you press Shift. As soon as you press this combination of keys in the right sequence, an upside down question mark (¿) will appear on the very point in the Word document that you had your cursor at.

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