don't knwo how to type pound?

  [DELETED] 01:59 16 Sep 2003

i have bought my laptop from india and now i am in uk. As it doesn't have sign of pound so kindly tell me wat to do as i need it to type so many times.....

  [DELETED] 02:32 16 Sep 2003

I think the first thing is to provide some details. What is the operating system, make of laptop etc. Do you have a £ sign on your key board? It is usually shift 3. If you have then you may have to set the k/b to english. This depends on what the O/s is. Post the info and the techies in here will sort you out.

  [DELETED] 02:49 16 Sep 2003

it is from IBM and doesn't have the sign of pound..and i am using the windows xp....

  [DELETED] 07:17 16 Sep 2003

Have a look in the control Panel, there should be regional and language settings, double click on that then, go to regional options and select 'cutomize' it should be set to English, United Kingdom.

  [DELETED] 08:37 16 Sep 2003

Till you get a better fix, you can use Start> All Programs>Accessories>Systems Tools>Character Map...That will have a £ sign, you can copy and paste this.

This will keep you going..

Kitz E Kat

  [DELETED] 09:40 16 Sep 2003

Hold down the Alt key and type 0163 on the numeric pad. So £

  [DELETED] 18:15 16 Sep 2003

I knew that!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kitz E Kat

  [DELETED] 13:58 17 Sep 2003

Hi, Open a word document, Click on 'Insert', click on 'Symbol'. On the symbol tab click on the down pointing arrow and scroll to 'Times New Roman'. O the 4th line you will find the £ sign. Click on 'Shortcut key' and where it says 'Press new shortcut key' the cursor will be flashing. Press the Ctrl key and 1 on your keyboard and click 'Assign'. Now when you want to enter the £ sign in any word document press Ctrl and 1. Cheers, Bill

  [DELETED] 18:54 17 Sep 2003

thank u billyliv .....that has sorted out much of my problem....could u please also tell me that how can i use the same while typing some where else other than word document like here or on yahoo messenger....

  [DELETED] 19:42 17 Sep 2003

I've had dollars for pounds since Win 98SE renstalled. Have done the control panel- regional-english uk as above but still have dollars and my " and @swapped. Any brainwaves appreciated.

  [DELETED] 22:37 17 Sep 2003

Control panel - keyboard - select the UK layout.

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