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?


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


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


(found by my pleasantly surprised cat)

  • 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 '16 at 7:55
  • you are right, [Ctrl + Alt + .] is the correct shortcut – user564261 Mar 19 '16 at 7:04

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