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How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?

Jul 23, 2009 1:39 AM

I need to know how to insert a euro symbol into my Indesign document.

 

I have looked at other posts and the suggestion of holding down the Alt key with 0128 doesn't work for me.

 

Does anyone have any other suggestions please?

 

I am based in England.

 

Thanks

 
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    Jul 23, 2009 2:07 AM   in reply to Toshiba BCD

    Hey, I'm from Ireland and the Euro symbol is a pita.

     

    The keyboard comes fitted with an Alt Gr + 4 (the right alt key and the number 4 on the top row) but that does not translate well across RIPs and often come out as question marks or blank squares.

     

    Please use the Euro Font that is available for free http://www.adobe.com/type/eurofont.html

     

    Usually I will use a symbol I don't usually use in the document (being in Ireland I don't need the £ symbol at all), so I use that symbol but in the Euro Font, available in 3 different flavours with different weights.

     

    So pick a symbol you won't use and then apply the Euro font.

     

    I have a nested style for Euro symbols that applies it as a character style. And with CS4 it should be possible to use a GREP STYLE to apply the Euro font to anywhere you need the Euro symbol to show up.

     

     

    It's really the best option as it's a font and it's a character of a font and it won't drop out of the RIP.

     

     

    (Suggestions for alt characters to use could be ¬ or $ or ~ or #, for example. That way if you need to find $ or £ you still can without finding all the Euro Symbols too)

     
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    Jul 23, 2009 2:13 AM   in reply to Toshiba BCD

    If I use a font that has euro character, I usually pick it with Glyphs tool (Type>Glyphs), many new Open Type fonts has it.

    If not, I use euro font as suggested earlier.

     
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    Jul 23, 2009 2:42 AM   in reply to Toshiba BCD

    You would need to change the style of the font to Bold

     

    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5985/99058301.jpg

     
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