Quickly type the Euro € currency sign into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Euro € symbol is easy on some keyboards but for other keyboards there’s no specific key for Euro.
Word and Outlook shortcut
The Euro € sign has an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Ctrl + Alt + e inserts €
How Euro € looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Euro € looks in common Office fonts.
Euro € codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Euro or €
Decimal: 8364 Hex: 20AC
Web: € or € or €
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Euro € symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Euro € character into any program, they depend on the keyboard layout or mapping. Shift + 4 enters the dollar sign of another currency symbol. Keyboard combos including the 4 key can enter the Euro sign Try these shortcuts to see what works on your keyboard.
- Ctrl + Shift + 4
- AltGr + 4
- AltGr + 5 (Greek layout)
- AltGr + U (Hungarian or Polish)
This shorcut uses the numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 0128
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Euro € symbol:
- Alt + Shift + 2 inserts € into any Mac program
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Euro “ and the Viewer will find the symbol you need.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac
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