Hi there! I'm super excited to share my latest designer cheat sheet with you. I'm sure you'll find it super handy, especially if you're like me where you jump between Windows and Mac platforms all the time. You see, I'm a PC-based graphic designer at my 9-5, but I only have Mac electronics at home, so yes, I tend to go a little nuts from time to time trying to remember the keyboard commands.
Save yourself some time and avoid embarrassment
My advice to you, no matter what platform you use, memorize these! You'll save so much time 'cause you won't have to stop what you're doing to search the web or look for your cheat sheet. I learned the keyboard commands for lower case accents about 20 years ago and all was smooth sailing until a couple of years ago when I switched to Mac at home.
One more thing! NEVER think that it's okay to substitute the letter "ñ" with a regular letter "n" just because you don't remember how to add that little squiggly line at the top. If you do, you'll end up totally changing the meaning of a word or even a sentence, for that matter.
For example, you know when we say "Happy New Year" in English? Well, that is translated as "Feliz año nuevo" but if you use just a regular "n" so it says "ano" – that spells a bad word! Well, not really a bad word BUT "ano" is that place you wipe every day after you go number two. And you do really want to be the person who writes "Happy New Anus" on a design project just 'cause you were too lazy to learn your keyboard character commands? I hope not!
Well, it looks like you got yourself a free printable cheat sheet AND a Spanish lesson today. Yay, you! Heehee. Just enter your email below to have the cheat sheet sent to you automatically. Print it out and keep it in a binder or keep it on your bulletin board where you can see the codes at a at glance.
Cheers to reference sheets that make our jobs easier. Happy designing, my friend. =]
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