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    Default How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    SWMBO has a keyboard that has a $ sign but no sign.

    In Office Word you can go to Insert then Symbol and then it's easy to insert a sign.

    But what do you do if you don't have Office? Is there anywhere you can go to access a sign?
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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    SWMBO has a keyboard that has a $ sign but no sign.

    In Office Word you can go to Insert then Symbol and then it's easy to insert a sign.

    But what do you do if you don't have Office? Is there anywhere you can go to access a sign?
    Normally I'm lazy enough to search for pound sign and then copy/paste from google. If it's something you might do semi regularly though you can find the decimal code for it, and use alt+code on the numeric keypad. - So it's alt+0163 =

    https://www.alt-codes.net/pound_alt_...he%20character.
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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    If you don't have a numeric keypad press Shift+3 together

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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    You can use alt codes, add an alternative keyboard (its software to change your normal US keyboard to a Euro type one, you can set up multiple keyboards and toggle them when needed) , find it in character map and copy paste it or copy and paste it from text, etc.

    And you maybe able to create your own dictionary word for it, e.g $$ could get replaced with if you set it up like that. Which would probably be a method I'd take if it works.

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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    Character Map, it's on all the Windows operating systems as far as I know.

    Look for it in MS search, not on Win 10 at the moment so I can't tell you exactly what to do.

    Or Start/Accessories/System Tools/Character Map.
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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    Thank you everybody for your suggestions. Very helpful.
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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    I don't have Office, Libre allows it too.
    All those free office suites do
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    Default Re: How do you insert a sign into a document if you don't have Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Character Map, it's on all the Windows operating systems as far as I know.

    Look for it in MS search, not on Win 10 at the moment so I can't tell you exactly what to do.

    Or Start/Accessories/System Tools/Character Map.
    Yes that works really well but in Win 10 it is Start/Windows Accessories/Character map

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