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Works: Information About Using the Euro Currency Symbol

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This article contains information about using the Euro currency symbolin Works for Windows version 3.0 and later.
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Overview

In Europe, a new currency called the Euro has been created. In a fewmonths, Euro notes and coins will be used as legal tender in severalEuropean countries.

Like the United States dollar, the British pound sterling, and theJapanese yen, the Euro has a distinctive symbol. The new Euro symbolresembles the capital letter "C" with two horizontal lines throughthe center of the "C".

Support for the Euro symbol in Works for Windows is dependent on theoperating system and fonts you are using.

Operating System Support for the Euro

Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows 2000:

Windows 98 and Windows 2000 include native support for the Euro symbolusing the following fonts:

  • Arial
  • Courier New
  • MS Sans Serif
  • Times New Roman
Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:

None of the code pages and fonts included with Microsoft Windows 95 andMicrosoft Windows NT 4.0 include native support for the Euro symbol.

However, you can download code pages and fonts that allow you to use theEuro symbol in Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.

To download Euro-compatible code pages and fonts for Windows 95, visitthe following Microsoft Web siteand then click the following link:
Microsoft Euro Currency Support for Windows 95 Download
Follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the Eurocurrency support update.

The Euro currency update for Windows 95 includes the followingEuro-compatible fonts:

  • Arial
  • Courier New
  • Times New Roman
To download Euro-compatible code pages and fonts for Windows NT 4.0,visit the following Microsoft Web siteand then click the following link:
Microsoft Euro Currency Support for Windows NT 4.0
Follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the Eurocurrency support update.

The Euro currency update for Windows NT 4.0 includes the followingEuro-compatible fonts:

  • Arial
  • Courier New
  • Times New Roman

Using the Euro Symbol in Works

How to type the Euro symbol:

To type the Euro symbol, first make sure that you are using a font thatsupports the Euro symbol, and then follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold down the ALT key.
  2. Using the numeric keypad, type 0128.
  3. Release the ALT key.
Works for Windows word processor:

You can view, edit, and save the Euro symbol in a Works for Windowsword processing document when you use Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman,or any Euro-compatible font you have downloaded. In addition, if you areusing Windows 98 or Windows 2000, you can view, edit, and save documentsusing the MS Sans Serif font.

Works for Windows spreadsheet and database:

You can view, edit, and save the Euro symbol in a Works for Windowsdatabase or spreadsheet document when you use Arial, Courier New, TimesNew Roman, or any Euro-compatible font you have downloaded. In addition,if you are using Windows 98 or Windows 2000, you can view, edit, andsave documents using the MS Sans Serif font.

NOTE: When you use the Euro symbol in a spreadsheet or database on aWindows 95 or Windows NT 4.0-based computer, the Format Cells dialog boxin a spreadsheet or the Format Field dialog box in a database display theEuro currency symbol as a vertical line. This issue occurs because thesedialog boxes use the MS Sans Serif font and this font is not compatiblewith the Euro symbol on these operating systems.

If you have database and spreadsheet documents containing currencysymbols that you want to change to Euro symbols, you can change thecurrency setting in the Windows Regional Settings tool in Control Panel to automatically convert the currency symbols to the Euro symbol. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional Settings.
  3. On the Regional Settings box, click the country you want, and then click Apply.
  4. Click the Currency tab.
  5. In the Currency Symbol box, click the Euro symbol.
  6. Click OK, and then close Control Panel.
When you open your spreadsheet and database files, the currency symbolis automatically converted to the Euro symbol.

NOTE: Changing your Regional Settings in Windows changes your regional information in all programs you use in Windows.

Microsoft Works Calendar:

You are not able to view, edit, save or print from Microsoft Works ona Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0-based computer even if the Euro supportupdate is installed unless you have downloaded and installed the Tahomafont with Euro symbol support. Works Calendar uses the Tahoma font todisplay text and you cannot change the font in Works Calendar.

NOTE: For information about downloading and installing the Tahoma font with Euro symbol support, please see the Euro-Compatible Fonts sectionearlier in this article.

Microsoft Works dictionary:

The Euro symbol is not flagged as a misspelled word, but the word "Euro"is flagged by the dictionary. You can add "Euro" to your custom dictionaryby clicking Add when the spell checker flags the word.

Printing the Euro Symbol

To print the Euro symbol, your printer must be able to print text asas graphics or be able to print TrueType fonts as bitmap soft fonts.

For more information about printing text as graphics and printing TrueTypefonts as bitmap soft fonts, consult the printed documentation provided withyour printer.

For additional information about printing the Euro symbol, please seethe following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195041 The Euro Symbol Is Not Printed
For more information about using the Euro symbol in Works for Windows,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195403 Works: Cannot Save File with the Euro Symbol in the Filename
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