Ligature not showing up in Word

I created a ligature for a lower case “e” with a swash followed by a period which only appears at the end of sentences.

It works fine in Illustrator and InDesign but does not show up in Word.

Does Word recognize ligatures or should I create 1 character and assign it to an unused glyph?

Did you try activating the Ligatures feature?

Otherwise it’s possible that ligatures featuring a space character may not be supported by some apps.

Thank you. I didn’t realize the the ligatures feature wasn’t on by default in Word.