Insert a symbol

You can use the Symbol dialog box to insert symbols that are not on your keyboard (such as ¼ and ©) into any field on a form that accepts text. You can also use the Symbol dialog box to insert Unicode characters, such as the euro currency symbol ( Euro currency symbol ) and other currency symbols, into a field on the form.

Note: If you are using an expanded font, such as Arial or Times New Roman, you can use the Subset list to choose from an extended list of language characters, including Greek and Russian (Cyrillic), if available.

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Insert a symbol

Insert a Unicode character

Insert a symbol

You can use the following procedure to insert a symbol into any field in a form into which you can type text.

  1. Click in the field where you want to insert the symbol.

  2. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.

  3. In the Font box, click the font that you want to use.

  4. Double-click the symbol that you want to insert.

Tip: To quickly insert a recently used symbol, double-click it in the Recently used symbols box.

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Insert a Unicode character

When you select a Unicode character in the Symbol dialog box, its character code appears in the Character code box. If you already know the character code, you can type it directly into the Character code box to find the Unicode character.

Note: The name displayed before the Character code box is the official character name in the Unicode 3.0 standard.

  1. Click in the field where you want to insert the Unicode character.

  2. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.

  3. In the Font box, click the font that you want to use.

  4. In the from box, click Unicode (hex).

  5. If the Subset box is available, click a subcategory. This box is located at the top of the dialog box.

  6. Double-click the symbol that you want to insert.

Keyboard shortcuts for inserting the euro currency symbol

Depending on your keyboard layout, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to insert the euro currency symbol ( Euro currency symbol ):

Keyboard layout

Keyboard shortcut

Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, or United States 101 keyboard

ALT+0128 (numeric keypad)

Cyrillic keyboard

ALT+0136 (numeric keypad)

Belgian, Belgian Dutch 120, Croatian, Czech, Czech 101, Czech Programmer's, Danish, Dutch KBD143, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German (IBM), German (Standard), Icelandic, Italian, Italian 142, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lithuanian (New), Macedonian (FYROM) (Cyrillic), Norwegian, Portuguese-KBD163, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovak-QWERTY, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Turkish F 440, or Turkish Q 179 keyboard

ALT GR+E

Greek keyboard

ALT GR+epsilon

Irish, Latvian-QWERTY, or United Kingdom keyboard

ALT GR+4

Greek, Latin, or United States-International keyboard

ALT GR+5

Hungarian, Hungarian 101, Polish, or Polish Programmer's keyboard

ALT GR+U

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