Sometimes when you need to add a special character to your MS Word document, like the cent symbol, you can go through a long list of symbols from the menu, or just use this simple keyboard shortcut.
First, make sure the NumLock key is ON (You have to use the Keypad for this to work). Then hit Alt + 0162 and release the Alt key.
This shortcut should work with all modern versions of Word. Hope this helps some of you save some time creating documents.