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

  • What can one do without a numberpad, commonly missing on laptops. Nevermind, superuser.com/questions/372748/…
    – Screenack
    Jul 23, 2017 at 15:40
  • I would upvote this answer, but active participation on StackExchange feels too much like tacit endorsement of their terrible treatment of one of their most valued contributors. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/336526/… Nov 15, 2019 at 1:15
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    @Screenack, on many laptops there is a special key that makes a part of the keyboard act as a numberpad.
    – hagello
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:21

Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) accept the following shortcut:


(found by my pleasantly surprised cat)


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