Euro sign in Outlook & Word

Hi, I am recently (last week) having a problem with typing a Euro sign (CTRL+left ALT+4) in Outlook and Word (Office 2016 desktop, I have a 365 subscription so it is up to date, I imagine an update was the source of the problem...).

It works fine in Excel. I have the correct keyboard installed in my Windows 10 language settings and clearly it works in Excel, but I have no idea why it is not working in the other programs. I can type it here (€) with no difficulty. I have checked Options - Language in both programs and they appear to be the same as the Windows settings; I have added a new language pack to see if that helps but it makes no difference. It's very frustrating as I have to go to insert symbol instead. Any ideas?

Thank you.

Im having the same issue with 3 computer (so far) with Office2016.

Ctrl+Alt+4 does not show the € sign

Ctrl+Alt+E does work and also (right) ALTGR+4 works.

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Hi Cormac,

To better assist you with your concern, please check this link on how to repair an Office application.

Let us know how it goes.

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Hi Cormac,

To better assist you with your concern, please check this link on how to repair an Office application.

Let us know how it goes.

The bigger question would be why would 3 different computers lose it on at the same time and when googling the error shows the original post from 'bclewis7 ' .

This confirmed that it was not just me and I replied to bclewis7 because they said it was frustrating to goto insert symbol , so i gave the " ctrl+alt+E " solution to the problem.

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Seeing the same issue on 5 computers with o365 / Office 2016 64 bit installs, issue wasn't present last month

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Hi,

To know more about your concern, have you tried repairing your Office application?

Regards.

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This has happened here recently on multiple laptops running either Office 2016 H&B and Office 365.

Windows regional keyboard layout is English (Ireland). Office regional is the same.

Windows default:

Internet Browser / Notepad / Windows Settings / Other:  Ctrl+Alt+4 -> € euro. AltGr + 4  produces €.

MS Office:

Excel : Ctrl+Alt+4 produces the €. AltGr + 4  produces €

Publisher: Ctrl+Alt+4 produces the €. AltGr + 4  produces €

Access: Ctrl+Alt+4 produces the €. AltGr + 4  produces €

>Word : Ctrl+Alt+4 produces nothing visible. AltGr + 4  produces € 

>Outlook: Ctrl+Alt+4 produces nothing visible. AltGr + 4 produces €

>Powerpoint : Ctrl+Alt+4 produces nothing visible. AltGr + 4 products €

Onenote:  Ctrl+Alt+4 switches italic mode.

Ctrl + Alt + E produces é (e acute / fada)
Qwerty Keyboards on all machines.

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Thanks  Anothernewbie much appreciated.  Good to have an easier workaround than cut and paste.  Hopefully Microsoft fix this soon.  Regards  David

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The problem here is that the CTRL+ALT+4 command has been reassigned in some Office 2016 apps (not 2010 or 2013) to - GoToObjectLayer – a command that most people probably don't know exists, let alone needs a useful default shortcut to be reassigned to it.

The obvious answer (for Word at least) is to locate the command - File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Keyboard Shortcuts > Customize and remove the link from that command:

Unfortunately the other apps do not provide access to the keyboard shortcuts :(

Graham Mayor (Microsoft Word MVP 2002-2019)
For more Word tips and downloads visit my web site
https://www.gmayor.com/Word_pages.htm

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I started having the exact same issue on a Microsoft mobile device.

All Currency signs works apart from the € sign.

Not sure why, but the word and outlook mobile freeze when i try to use the symbol.

It seems to be related with the selected Keyboard.

If I use Portuguese, brazilian or spanish the € sign cannot be inserted directed.

In english UK and US it works fine so it might be something related.

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