Currency ¤ Symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Office for Mere Mortals
Your beginners guide to the secrets of Microsoft Office
Invalid email address
Tips and help for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook from Microsoft Office experts.  Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.  Office for Mere Mortals has been running for over 20 years, we've never, ever revealed or sold subscriber details.  Privacy policy

How to insert the Currency ¤  or scarab symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Currency ¤  symbol is used to denote an unspecified currency.  It’s the generic sign you could use if the correct symbol isn’t available. It doesn’t seem to be used a lot.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘scarab’ symbol.

How Currency ¤ looks in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how Currency ¤ looks in common Office fonts.

Currency ¤ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Currency or ¤

Decimal:  164  Hex:   00A4

Web:  ¤ or ¤ or ¤

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Currency ¤  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 00A4  + Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Currency symbol.

Windows

In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Currency ¤  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 164

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 the MacOS  Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.   Search for “ Currency “ and the Viewer should 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.

Pound £ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Yen ¥ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Adding the Ruble to Office
Quickly type Euro € sign in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Latest news & secrets of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office experts give you tips and help for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.  Office Watch has been running for over 20 years, we've never, ever revealed or sold subscriber details.  Privacy policy
Invalid email address