Using Word 2016’s Special-Character Keyboard Shortcuts

By Dan Gookin

Part of Word 2016 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Some key combinations insert characters into your Word 2016 document. If you find these characters useful in your day-to-day typing duties, you may want to consider using their keyboard shortcuts:

Symbol Name Symbol Keys to Press
Euro Ctrl+Alt+E
Trademark Ctrl+Alt+T
Copyright © Ctrl+Alt+C
Registered ® Ctrl+Alt+R
En dash Ctrl+minus key on the numeric keypad
Em dash Ctrl+Alt+minus key on the numeric keypad
Unbreakable space Ctrl+Shift+space
Unbreakable hyphen Ctrl+Shift+- (hyphen)