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Quickly type Euro € sign in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

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. 

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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 

Quick Accent Powertoy also does Euro

In 2022, Windows PowerToys added a Quick Accent tool to (at long last) make it easy to type accented characters in Windows 11 and Windows 10. See Two new PowerToys useful for Office users for details.

A nice little extra is the Euro € symbol appearing on the accent toolbar alongside the accented ‘E’ characters.

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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