How to Type a Euro Symbol Using Works

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.

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The symbol of the currency for the European Union.

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

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

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The Euro symbol in Arial using the Character Map.

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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.

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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.

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