How to Create and Use a Keyboard Shortcut for Emoji in Office Apps on Windows 11/10?


Emoji are pictographs you can insert like any text character. Both Android and iPhone have dedicated emoji keyboards. You can toggle the text and emoji keyboards to insert on any application. However, it is not that easy when it comes to desktop PC.

Windows 11/10 has a built-in emoji keyboard, similar to smartphones. Even you can use it as an independent utility to make emojis. The good thing is that it works with all apps on Windows 10. To Use emojis on the Windows keyboard, place the cursor on the location and press the Win logo and dot keys. Alternatively, you can also press the Win logo and semicolon keys. Both key combinations will open a sliding window with all emoji icons.

Emojis have become more popular on Social media sites, and it’s essential to be able to type them quickly and accurately on your computer. In this risewindows article, we will guide you on creating a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in the MS Word app to easily insert an Emoji in an MS word document without accessing the touchscreen keyboard on Windows 11/10.

Windows 11/10 offers a font named Segoe UI Emoji to display various emojis. We will use this font with the MS Word AutoCorrect function to create a keyboard shortcut.

How to build a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in Office apps?

Step 1. First, open an MS Word document on your computer and click on the Insert tab. Next, click on the Symbol option and then select More Symbols.

Step 2. Then, a Symbol window opens up. Under the Symbols tab, select Segoe UI Emoji from the Fonts drop-down.

Step 3. After that, scroll down to see Windows emojis and select your desired emoji. Next, click on the AutoCorrect button. Then, the AutoCorrect pop-up window will open. Here, navigate to the AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type a random set of characters (letters/digits) according to your choice. So, click the Add and then OK button. Finally, close the Symbol window.

Now, open your word document and place the cursor where you want to insert the Emoji. Then, type the random letters or digits assigned in the above steps, and press the spacebar from the keyboard to display the Emoji.

Once you complete all the steps, you can create multiple Emojies shortcuts using the above methods.

That’s it for the article.

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