Shortcut key for Symbols with MS Word 2013
Posted on 2014-01-11
This concerns the sections symbol. It resembles an S on top of an S. It also somewhat resembles the Rolls Royce symbol. Its ASCII is 0167
I use it frequently. It used to be set up for "Alt+S" [or was it Alt+Ctrl+S?] but that may have been with a previous computer of with a version of Word previous to Word 2013.
Presently I must mouse click "INSERT" then mouse click "Symbol" then select the sections symbol and click.
I notice that after or instead of clicking "Symbol" I can click "More symbols". When I do this I am shown "Shortcut key: Alt+0167" and "Character code: 167 (from) ASCII ..." BUT there is also a "Special Characters" tab and this tab lists the sections symbol BUT where shortcut key should be listed it is blank.
Back to the "Symbols" tab. There is also a button-bar for "Shortcut Key" the clicking of which lands me in a window with a focus on "Press new shortcut key" WITH A SPACE FOR ENTERING TEXT. BUT THAT SPACE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY TYPING.
So my question is: How can I set up a shortcut key for the sections symbol?