troubleshooting Question

Shortcut key for Symbols with MS Word 2013

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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?
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Sasha Kranjac
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