Shortcut key for rupee symbol in Excel
If you want to insert the Indian currency symbol, the rupee sign, into an Excel spreadsheet, there are two ways to do so. You used to type RS to represent the currency symbol, but now that a new symbol for the Indian currency called the rupee has been introduced, you need to use the rupee symbol to represent the Indian currency symbol. Remembering the shortcut key to insert the rupee symbol in Excel is very helpful when you want to insert the Indian currency symbol.
Rupee symbol shortcut
Display the Format Cells dialog box
Ctrl + 1
Access Key: Alt + H + F + M
command + 1 or control + 1
Display the Symbol dialog box
Access Key: Alt + N + Z + S + U
How to apply the rupee symbol
This is a shortcut key to bring up the Format Cells dialog box and apply the rupee symbol for values.
Total Time: 2 minutes
Select cells with entered values
Select the cells to which you want to apply the rupee symbol.
Select a currency
Press Ctrl + 1 to display the Format Cells dialog box. Press Alt + C to select a category. Press ↓ (Down Arrow key) twice to select a Currency.
Select a rupee symbol
Press Alt + S to select the symbol. Press PgDn several times to scroll through the pages and select the rupee symbol.
Rupee symbols applied
Press Enter to apply the rupee sign to the value.
How to insert a rupee symbol in the Symbol dialog box
Select the cell in which the value you wish to insert the rupee symbol is entered.
Press F2 to activate cell edit mode. Press Shift + ← (Left Arrow key) to bring the cursor to the beginning of the value.
Press Alt + N + Z + S + U to display the Symbol dialog box.
Press Alt + F to select a font. Press PgDn several times to scroll and select the font you are currently using.
Press Alt + C to select character code and enter 20B9 in the input field.
Now that the rupee symbol is selected, press Alt + I to insert it.
After inserting the symbol, click Close.
The rupee symbol has been inserted. Note, however, that this rupee symbol is treated as a string.