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Occasionally I find the need to include an ellipsis in my writing. I could just use three periods, but that's bad typography. Is there a way to insert … just using the keyboard? Similar to how you can insert — by holding down Alt and pressing 0150 on the numberpad. Is there a similar combination for inserting an ellipsis?

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Just for reference: on Linux/X11 it is <Compose>, period, period. – Andrey Vihrov Dec 11 '12 at 9:09
Thank-you @AndreyVihrov – shea Dec 11 '12 at 10:38
up vote 16 down vote accepted

In Windows it's alt+0133 on the numberpad.

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Thanks! Just what I was looking for. – shea Dec 11 '12 at 5:09

Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excell etc) :


(found by my pleasantly surprised cat)

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I cannot reproduce this on win7 enterprise/word2013. I can recreate it with control-alt-. (and > and . are on the same physical key, but control + alt + Shift_. just rotaes my screen) – Hennes Mar 10 at 7:55
you are right, [Ctrl + Alt + .] is the correct shortcut – user564261 Mar 19 at 7:04

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