Office 2007 and the dollar sign $$

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cats74

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I just reinstalled windows, and office. Now, in office, and ONLY office documents the $ is replaced with an unusual character I have never seen before. In an attempt to describe it it is a less then sign, with two lines horizontal at the top. If I copy, and paste this character into notepad, at appears as a dollar sign. Again, if I create a file in notepad, and copy and paste these $$$, they appear as this unusual character.
How do I get my dollar sign back?

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When I load an office document previously made that includes working dollar signs (well, that appeared as such on other computers) it converts them to this symbol.
 

1002richards

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Is it the Euro symbol - a rounded capital E with two lines through the middle? It doesn't sound like the the £ symbol from the UK keyboard set up.
 

cats74

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It is (was) the indian rupies symbol.
Well, I fixed it. After you said that I googled "dollar sign shows as rupees symbol in word" and got a suggestion it was a font issue. IN the fonts directory there was a file called _indianrupee.ttf. I deleted it, and all is well.
 

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Glad you solved two mysteries ... what it was and how to change it!
 
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