It's not a compatbility problem. I insert accented letters all the
time. It looks liek a corrupted font cache issue though.
Make sure Office is up to date first (use Microsoft Auto Update), the
delete the Office font cache in ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft (the one
in your user folder).
If it doesn't correct the problem, you could try a couple of things.
First, you can launch the Font Book application, select all fonts and in
the menus, use the Resolve duplicate command. It will identify fonts
that are in more than one copy on your Mac and disable the ones you
don;t need to avoid font conflicts. If that's not enough, you can use
one of the many utilities the Web has to offer to trash the user and
system font cache (reboot immediately afterwards). I often use Onyx
(free) or Font Finagler.
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