How to use the shortcut for em dash

I frequently use the em dash in Word (Instert > SYmbol > Special Characters > Em Dash), and it would be easier to use a keyboard shortcut. The shortcut listed next to Em Dash is "Alt+Ctrl+Num -".

I know alt and ctrl, but what does num stand for? Also is the hyphen after "num" part of the shortcut?

 

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Last updated November 12, 2019 Views 72,904 Applies to:
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There is:  Alt+0151. The numbers must be typed on the numeric keypad, and you may need to engage NumLock.

You can also use the Character Map (Charmap.exe on the Start menu under Accessories: System Tools) to insert characters in any Windows application.

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Num points toward the location: the minus on the numeric keypad. If you don't have a full blown keyboard where there is a separate number section to the right of the keyboard (which is the case with most laptops) you can't use that combination. You can always assign another in the symbol dialog which is available on your keyboard.

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