Insert the Euro Sign or Symbol in Microsoft Word Documents (with Shortcuts)
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated January 29, 2022
Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)
You can insert the euro sign or symbol (€) in a Word document using built-in Word commands or keyboard shortcuts (including Alt code, AutoCorrect or built-in shortcuts).
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In this article, we'll look at 4 ways to insert or type the euro symbol in a Word document:
- Use the Insert Symbol command
- Press Alt and then enter a number sequence
- Use a built-in Word shortcut
- Insert an AutoCorrect entry
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1. Inserting the euro symbol using Insert Symbol
To insert the euro sign or symbol using Insert Symbol in the Ribbon in Word:
- Position the cursor in the Word document where you want to insert the euro symbol.
- Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
- In the Symbols group, click Symbol. A drop-down menu appears.
- Click More Symbols. A dialog box appears.
- If necessary, click the Symbols tab.
- Select (normal text) from the Font drop-down menu.
- Select Currency Symbols from the Subset drop-down menu.
- Scroll through the list of symbols until you find the euro symbol (€) and then click it.
- Click Insert.
- Click Close.
The Insert Symbol dialog box appears as follows (with € selected):
2. Inserting the euro symbol using an Alt keyboard shortcut
To insert the euro sign or symbol in a Word document using Alt:
- Position the cursor where you want to insert the euro symbol.
- Press and hold Alt + 0128 on the numeric keypad.
If the sequence doesn't work, press NumLock on the numeric keypad. If you don't have a numeric keypad on your laptop, you may be able to access number keys at the top of your keyboard in combination with another key (like Fn).
3. Inserting the euro symbol using a built-in Word shortcut
To insert the euro symbol using a built-in Word shortcut, press Ctrl + Alt + E (do not press Shift as this is a lower case e).
4. Inserting the euro symbol using AutoCorrect
You can also insert the euro symbol automatically using AutoCorrect.
To insert an AutoCorrect entry for the euro sign or symbol:
- Position the cursor in a Word document where you want to insert the symbol.
- Type (E) and then press the Spacebar. Note that this must be an upper case E.
The entry will be inserted as soon as you press the Spacebar.
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