If the keyboard key for 'o' is failing, how can I type 'o' in a document?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

There are several ways you can insert the letter "o" into a document on a Windows machine if the key on your keyboard is not working correctly.

First: open a document or a website that contains the letter "o". Use your mouse to highlight the letter "o". Press [ALT]+[e] and then [c] to copy the letter to your clipboard. Use [ALT]+[e] and then [p] when you need to paste the letter into your document from the clipboard.

You can also use the character map. Click the start button and from programs select "system tools" and then "character map." Choose your font from the character map window. Click the letter "o", the [select] the [copy] to place the character in your clipboard and then paste it as needed into your document.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial