Insert the Euro Sign or Symbol in Google Docs (with Shortcuts)

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated July 18, 2022

Applies to: Google Docs® (Windows or Mac)

You can insert the euro sign or symbol (€) in a Google Docs file using built-in commands or keyboard shortcuts (including Alt code or Substitutions shortcuts).

In this article, we'll review 3 ways to insert the euro symbol in a Google Docs file:

  1. Use the Insert special characters dialog box
  2. Use an Alt shortcut by pressing Alt (or Option) and then entering a number sequence
  3. Create a custom Substitutions shortcut

First, you will need to log in to your Google Drive account at drive.google.com and then open the document in which you want to insert the degree sign or symbol.

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1. Insert the euro symbol using Insert special characters

You can insert the euro symbol, as well as other symbols, using the Insert special characters dialog box.

To insert the euro symbol in a Google Docs document using Insert special characters:

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to insert the euro symbol.
  2. Click Insert in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.If the menu is hidden, press Ctrl + Shift + F (Windows) to display it first or click the downward triangle on the top right of the document (to the right of the toolbar).
  3. Click Special characters. A dialog box appears.
  4. In the Search box, type the word euro. Alternatively, select Symbol from the Symbol drop-down menu or draw the symbol you are looking for in the Drawing area.
  5. Click the euro symbol.
  6. Click Close (X on the top right of the dialog box).

Below is the Insert special characters dialog box with euro entered as the search term:

Insert Special Characters dialog box with Euro symbol in Google Docs.

2. Insert the euro symbol using an Alt keyboard shortcut

To insert the euro symbol in a Google Docs file using an Alt keyboard shortcut (Windows):

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to insert the euro symbol.
  2. Press Alt + 0128 on the numeric keypad.

If the sequence doesn't work, press NumLock on the numeric keypad.

To insert the euro symbol in a Google Docs file using an Alt or Option keyboard shortcut (Mac):

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to insert the euro symbol.
  2. Press Alt + Shift + 2 or Option + Shift + 2 (at the top of the keyboard).

Note that we are using a US or English Canada keyboard layout. Shortcuts may be different with other English keyboard layouts.

3. Insert the euro symbol using a custom Substitutions shortcut

To create a custom Google Docs keyboard shortcut for the euro symbol:

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to insert the euro symbol.
  2. Insert the euro symbol using one of the methods above.
  3. Select the symbol and press Ctrl + C to copy it.
  4. Click Tools in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.
  5. Click Preferences. A dialog box appears.
  6. Click the Substitutions tab.
  7. Click in the With box and press Ctrl + V to paste the euro symbol.
  8. Click in the Replace box and enter the combination of letters and symbols you want to replace such as (e).
  9. Click OK.

To use the entry in a document, type the entry.

Below is the Preferences dialog box in Google Docs with an entry for a euro symbol:

Euro symbol entry in the Substitutions dialog box in Google Docs.

You can also simply copy and paste the euro symbol (€) from this page if you prefer.

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