Adding The Cents Symbol


Q. Why is there no cents () symbol on the computer keyboard? I have to use it often, and it’s a pain having to go to Insert, Symbol , and then searching for the icon.

A. It was a senseless omission, but I do know some easy and fast ways to get Word to produce it.

One way is to press Ctrl+/+C (that’s Ctrl, forward slash key and C); that combination is a default command for the cents symbol. If you don’t like that combination or you want to create a custom shortcut for another symbol, click on Insert, Symbol . If you want to change the default key for the cents symbol, find that icon and highlight it.

Then click on Shortcut Key , which will produce this screen:

Select the shortcut keys you like and click on Assign and Close . Be careful which keys you select. For example, because Ctrl+C, one obvious choice for cents, is the default Copy command, I should think you wouldn’t want to lose it. However, you might want to use Shift+Alt+C.

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out