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Applying Macrons

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Right click on the language bar

language bar

 

Click on settings

language bar

 

Click on add

language window

 

Scroll down and click on the little + sign to the left of Māori

input language window

 

Click on the + to the left of Keyboard and check the box marked Māori

input language window

 

Click on OK and the message box will look like this. Click on apply, and then click on OK to close the box.

text services window

 

To use the Māori language and create a macron, open a word document and click on the language bar again and select MR Māori (New Zealand)

language bar

Then to apply the macron to the letter press the ~ key with the vowel (usually a).

Please note: If you go into any other application it will default back to English and you will need to re-select Māori from the language bar. Also, this is only effective for one session at a time and will need to be added again if you log out.