How to insert the Pound £ currency symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac. £ symbol is easy on a UK keyboard but for other keyboards there’s no specific key for Pound. Pound is used for British Pounds Sterling and also other ‘pound’ currencies like the Egyptian Pound.
Note about the Pound Sign: Word’s preset shortcut key for the pound sign is the same as the Alt code above (Alt + 0163), so it’s difficult to use without a numeric keypad or a simple way to activate your integrated number keys. Not all symbols have a preset shortcut key. Existing shortcut keys appear at the bottom of the Symbol dialog box.
Insert --> Symbol maybe. or Windows start button --> Run --> type CHARMAP. Now find the pound sign, double click it, then press COPY. Switch back to Word and paste it in.
Go to Insert, then Symbols, and scroll through until you see the pound sign in the extended font set. The good news is that you only have to do this once. Net time, it will appear in a series of last-used symbols, or you can copy and paste it. Alt...
How to use. Press and hold the ALT key and type the number 0163 to make a Pound symbol. Use unicode Pound symbol in a html document or copy paste the character.. Also check out the Euro Sign.
The pound sign (£) is the symbol for the pound sterling—the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and the Kingdom of England.The same symbol is used for similarly named currencies, such as the Gibraltar pound, the Egyptian pound, the Syrian pound, etc.It is also sometimes used for currencies named lira, for example the now withdrawn Italian lira.
Hundreds of symbols that are not available on your keyboard are provided in Microsoft Word for use in your documents. For example, you can insert fractions (½), a degree symbol (°), pi (π), or currency symbols, such as the British pound symbol (£).
The keyboards of North American computers generally will have a key for the dollar sign, but not for a British pound sign (£). If you are typing a document or creating a spreadsheet that requires use of British currency, this can seem problematic. Fortunately, although it takes a bit of extra effort, the pound symbol ...
Just a thought. I hope your system is password protected. Choose passwords with care if for instance you use the recovery Console (advanced optional feature on XP but a life saver sometimes) make sure it has a password you can type from the keyboard, and take care with the characters use; maybe do not include a British Pound sign. (Other characters may be in unexpected positions also, or absent!
Pound sterling currency sign £ Pound is used in economics and banking, in shops all over Great Britain and other countries and is the third biggest currency in the world after U.S. dollar and Euro. And you can type pound £ text symbol right from your keyboard.