Create Rupee Symbol Shortcut in MS-Word

In one of my previous post, I had explained how you can incorporate the rupee symbol using the rupee foradian true type font. A very simple process, and I guess, you have the rupee symbol mapped to the ~ key by now.

But using the rupee symbol in our day-to-day work can be very tedious, since we have to change the font to “Rupee Foradian”. This becomes especially tedious when a person uses the rupee symbol quite a number of times in his word document. A solution to this is creating a shortcut to the rupee symbol.

Following are the steps:

  • In any open word document go to Insert—> Symbols menu.
  • In the dialogue box that appears, on top left hand side in the “Font” dropdown list, type “Rupee” and press enter.
  • The list of characters included in the Rupee Foradian true type font is displayed.
  • Scroll to select the correct rupee symbol. The correct rupee symbol can be viewed in my previous post.
  • On the bottom left hand side, click on the button “Shortcut Key..”
  • A “customize keyboard” dialogue box will appear.
  • In the “press new shortcut key:” field, type in the combination of keys you would prefer to assign as a shortcut. I used Ctrl+Shift+R keys pressed together.
  • Click on “Assign” and then “close”.
  • Click “close”.
  • Now you are back in the document. Press the combination of keys that you assigned previously. Mine was Ctrl+Shift+R.
  • The Rupee font appears at the cursor. Note that the font setting in the top menu bar remains as it was set for the document by you!!

Similar method can be used to assign shortcut for other frequently used symbols.

Check out the video for better explanation.

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