5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2009 2:42 AM by Eugene Tyson RSS

    How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?

    Toshiba BCD Community Member

      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

        • 1. Re: How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?
          Eugene Tyson CommunityMVP

          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)

          • 2. Re: How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?
            Petteri_Paananen Community Member

            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.

            • 3. Re: How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?
              Toshiba BCD Community Member

              Hi Eugene

               

              Thanks so much for your help.  I downloaded as you suggested and then used the Glyph Tool as suggested by Petteri - so I am VERY happy!

               

              Only thing I dont know how to do is make the euro symbol bold - there doesnt seem to be an option for this - but its not too much of an issue, although it would be good to know how - any ideas?

               

              Many thanks 

              • 4. Re: How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?
                Toshiba BCD Community Member

                Hi Petteri

                 

                Thanks so much for your help.  I downloaded the font as suggested by someone else and then the Glyph Tool as you suggested- so I am VERY happy!  I had to use a certain font as it is company policy!

                 

                Only thing I dont know how to do is make the euro symbol bold - there doesnt seem to be an option for this - but its not too much of an issue, although it would be good to know how - any ideas?

                 

                Many thanks 

                • 5. Re: How do I get a Euro into my InDesign document?
                  Eugene Tyson CommunityMVP

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

                   

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