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How to create and use a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in Office apps on Windows 11/10?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

Most people love emojis, and many use emojis when sending an email or sharing a picture on social media platforms. Some of us also add emojis to a world document. To insert an emoji in MS Word, you may need to go through many steps. Would you like to create a keyboard shortcut for them? If your answer is yes, this post will help you with that.

Emojis in the Windows operating system were introduced with Windows 10 and are still part of Windows 11. With a built-in Windows touchscreen keyboard, you can also insert emojis in file and folder names.

In this Gearupwindows article, we are going to walk you through creating a keyboard shortcut for emoji in the MS Office Word app to easily insert an emoji into an MS Office Word document without accessing the touchscreen keyboard on Windows 11/10. With this method, you can create keyboard shortcuts for your favorite emoji and use them in MS Word.

There are many emojis available in Windows 11/10 that can be used in different ways. This means that you don’t have to rely on external emojis to insert them into an MS Word document. You can create a keyboard shortcut and use it in a matter of moments. We’re going to use MS Word’s AutoCorrect feature to replace a random set of characters with a meaningful emoji. You can do the same for Outlook and other MS Office apps.

also read: How do I create my own emoji with Moji Maker on Windows 11/10?

Windows 11/10 comes with a font called Segoe UI Emoji to display different emojis. We are going to use this font with the MS Word AutoCorrect feature to create a keyboard shortcut.

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How do I create a keyboard shortcut for emoji in Office apps?

Step 1. Open an MS Word document on your computer and then click the Insert Tab. Then click on the symbol Select option and then More symbols.

Step 2. Now you will see a symbol Window opens. Under the Symbols Tab, choose Segoe UI Emoji from the Fonts drop-down list.

Step 3. Now scroll down to view Windows emojis and select the emoji you want. Then click on that AutoCorrect Button. The AutoCorrect pop-up window opens. Navigate to the AutoCorrect Tab. In the Replace Enter any set of characters (letters / digits) of your choice. Press the Add and then OK Button. Now close the symbol window.

That’s it. You made. Open your Word document and place your cursor where you want to paste the emoji. Then type in the random letters or digits you assigned in the steps above, then press the space bar on the keyboard to bring up the emoji.

You can create multiple emojies shortcuts using the methods above.

About the author

Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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