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Office 2007 and the dollar sign $$

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by cats74, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. cats74

    cats74 Thread Starter

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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?

    Additional note:
    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.
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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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.
     
  3. 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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