How to Insert Money Symbols with InDesign CS4

By Ken White

InDesign is a desktop publishing and digital media creation program from Adobe. It uses a glyph for special characters, including accent marks in non-English languages, such as the umlaut for some German vowels, and the symbols for certain currencies like the yen and the euro. Glyphs are divided into categories in InDesign, including numbers, symbols, math symbols, the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets and currency. The glyphs you can insert into a document are based on the symbols available in the font you're using.

Step 1

Open Adobe InDesign CS4. Create a new document or load an existing document.

Step 2

Click the "Type" tool on the toolbar. Place the cursor where you want to insert the currency symbol in your document. Click "Type," then select "Glyphs."

Step 3

Click the "Show" drop-down menu in the "Glyphs" panel. Select "Currency."

Step 4

Double-click the currency symbol you want to insert in the document. The symbol is placed in the document at the cursor location. Click the "X" in the upper right corner of the "Glyphs" panel to close it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Different fonts make different currency symbols available. If you need a specific currency symbol and it is not part of the font you are using in your document, you can switch to a different, similar font in the "Glyphs" panel and use a currency symbol from another font.