How to Type a Euro Symbol Using Works

By Nicolas Poague

A Euro symbol--€--is the symbol dedicated to the currency of the European Union. Typing a Euro symbol could be a frustrating task, especially if it is not present on your keyboard. If you're in the U.S., for example, you won't easily find the Euro symbol anywhere on your keyboard. Fortunately, there are many workarounds and shortcuts to get this symbol in Microsoft Works and any other word processor in virtually any country.

Ways to get a Euro Symbol in Works

Step 1

In Windows, go to Start > Run. If you're using Vista, simply click within the "Start Search" box.

Step 2

Type "charmap" and press "Enter." This opens the Windows Character Map.

Step 3

Select the font you wish to use, and search for the Euro symbol. Click the symbol and click the "Copy" button. This copies the symbol to your clipboard.

Step 4

Open up your Microsoft Works document and simply right-click "Paste" or use the hot key "Ctrl+v." This pastes the symbol in your document.

Step 5

Alternatively, you can type "Alt+0128" to get this symbol in your Microsoft Works document using U.S. keyboards.

Tips & Warnings

  • While it's easy to use hot keys instead of the character map, using the character map will help you to find many other special characters you may have never known about.
  • This tutorial uses a standard keyboard within the United States. To find the hot key specific to your country, see Resources.