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how to type Euro symbol in word (keyboard shortcut + Examples)

Quick Help to Insert Euro sign

The table below contains the Euro symbol you can copy and paste, its Alt code as well as the keyboard shortcut.

Name Euro sign
Alt Code 0128
(Alt+0128 on the numeric keypad)
Keyboard Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+E
Using mouse navigation Continue reading below

The above table contains all you need to insert the Euro symbol into Word.

However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, below is a detailed guide on how to insert the Euro symbol using several methods including keyboard shortcut, using the Alt code, using AutoCorrect, or simple copy and paste.

In Microsoft Word, you can effortlessly type some special symbols directly from your keyboard. One is the copyright symbol ©, which you can insert by entering the text (C) and letting the AutoCorrect handle the rest.

There are other symbols which are readily available as second keys on the keyboard. One is the % symbol, which you can insert by pressing Shift+5 keys combination.

Other symbols, however, aren’t that easy to type using the keyboard. One is the Euro symbol (€) on some keyboards.

To insert this Euro sign, you need to tap Word’s library of symbols or use the symbol’s Alt code, or the Euro symbol shortcut.

how to Insert Euro symbol

Below are two easy steps to insert the Euro sign in Word.

  • On the Insert tab, click the Symbol button and choose More Symbols…

These few clicks will display the Symbol dialog box. Now it’s time to hunt for the Euro symbol.

Scroll down or up until you find the Euro sign in the symbol’s library.

symbol for euro
  • Select the Euro symbol, and then click Insert.
symbol for euro

Alternatively, you can double-click on the symbol to insert it into your document.

Euro symbol alt code

Every character or symbol in Word has an Alt code which you can use to insert that character or symbol into your document.

The Alt code for the Euro symbol is 0128.

Below are the steps to type the Euro symbol on your keyboard using the Alt code:

  • Turn on your Num Lock. Use Fn key plus NumLk to turn on Num Lock on laptops without numeric keypad.
  • Whilst holding down the [Alt] key, type [0128] on the numeric keypad (on the right).
  • Then release the [Alt] key. The Euro () symbol should appear in your document.

NOTE: Click here to learn how to use the numeric keypad on a laptop without a numeric keypad.

Euro symbol shortcut

Aside from using the Alt code on the keyboard, the Euro symbol also has another keyboard shortcut you can use to insert it into your Word document.

Here is the shortcut: Alt+Ctrl+E

The hotkeys above will insert the symbol for you.

NOTE: The Euro symbol shortcut only works in MS Word. It might not work if you try it in any other software.

Copy and paste the Euro symbol

This is yet another simple method.

Aside from using the symbol library and the alt code, you can also copy and paste the Euro symbol if it already exists in your document. Or you can copy it from somewhere else like a web page.

Below is the Euro symbol if you want to copy and paste:

Using Word AutoCorrect to type a Euro sign

Another way to obtain the Euro symbol is through AutoCorrect. Very interesting trick.

The AutoCorrect is a facility designed for correcting spelling mistakes like adn to and.

Using this feature, you can assign a code to the Euro symbol (such as ERSYM).

This way, whenever you type the text ERSYM, Word will think that you actually wanted to type and will convert it into a Euro symbol automatically.

What makes this approach interesting is that you can assign any code you want to the symbol and Word will be more than glad to give you a Euro sign whenever you type the code.

Without further ado, here are the steps involved in using AutoCorrect to insert the Euro symbol in Word.

  • Click to select the Euro symbol.
  • Click on the AutoCorrect… button to display the AutoCorrect dialog.
symbol for euro
  • In the Replace: box, type ERSYM – (or any AutoCorrect text you want to assign to the Euro symbol)
  • In the With: box, make sure it contains the Euro symbol. Use Alt+0128 (on the numeric keypad) to insert or copy and paste from a document or a webpage.
symbol for euro
  • Click Add, then click OK.
symbol for euro

Word will automatically insert the Euro symbol as soon as you type ERSYM anywhere in your document.

Below are some few things to note when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to insert symbols:

  • AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type ersym, Word will not convert it into the Euro symbol unless you type ERSYM (in uppercase).
  • If there is any text before ERSYM, Word will consider the code as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the Euro symbol. For example, XERSYM will not get converted, but X ERSYM will get converted to X €.


Friday 13th of March 2020

us international keyboard ctrl+alt+€ is empty in word 2020

Abarika Abdulai

Friday 13th of March 2020

If the shortcut doesn't work in your version of MS Word, you can use the alt code method instead. Press Alt+0128 on the numeric keypad. The shortcut works for me though. I am using Word 2019