With symbols and signs popping up everywhere from street corners to computer screens, it is rare to get through a day without seeing, writing or typing at least one. In some cases, signs figuratively get their money's worth when they double-up in multiple cultures. The American dollar sign, for example, does double duty as the peso sign for Mexico. When writing about Mexican money in a Microsoft Word document, typing the peso becomes integral to distinguish strings of numbers from actual monetary amounts.
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Open Microsoft Word. If typing the peso sign into an existing Word document, click the "File" tab, click "Open," browse to the document, double-click it and scroll to the section to add the peso.
Press the "Shift" key on the keyboard and hold it down. Press the number "4" key on the keyboard, inserting the peso sign. Release the "Shift" key and repeat as desired to add more peso signs.
Add more decorative peso symbols to the Word document by clicking the "Insert" tab. Click the "Clip Art" button below the tab. When the "Clip Art" panel opens on the right side of the screen, type "dollar sign" into the "Search for" box. Click "Go," scroll through the peso symbols and double-click one to add it to the document.
Tips and warnings
- The American dollar sign is the same as the peso sign, the difference being that the symbol is placed after the amount, rather than in front of it.
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