How to Type Degree Symbol

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Many a times, you need to type degree symbols and it becomes a tough task to type because you don’t know how to do that. Well, you need not to be a tech savvy in order to do that. It’s extremely easy to type one. In this article we will be telling you about the same.

In this article, you will get to know how to type degree symbol? In easy and simple steps. So, let’s get started:

How to Type Degree Symbol?


Method 1: How to Type Degree in Microsoft Office products?

This entirely depends on the version of Microsoft Office you are using. If you are using the later version of Microsoft office then you can use the symbols option. For this, you have to go to the Insert menu and then click on “Symbol”.
After this, you have to navigate for the degree symbol and once you have found it then you have to double click on it in order to place the degree symbol where the cursor is.

If you are using windows XP or the previous version then you can make use of the character map tool. In order to get that, you need to go to start -> All programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map. From this character map, you need to locate your degree symbol and then click on select and then copy. After that all what you need is to paste as doing so will place the degree symbol at the desired place.

You can also achieve the desired result using the superscript option in the Microsoft office products such as powerpoint, excel or any other.

This method requires the use of the alphabet ‘o’ in order to type a degree symbol.
For instance, if you want to write 80 degree then you will have to write 800 first. After this you need to select the zero from the right and then make a right click. This will open a contextual menu for you from which you have to select “Font” option.

This will result in a subsequent window from where you have to select the “Times New Roman” font from the appropriate field. After this all what you require is to check the checkbox next to the superscript option and then click on OK button.  This will add the degree symbol at the desired place and this is exactly what you were looking for.

Remember that the font has to be “Times New Roman” only else this very method will not work.

Method 2: Using Alt Code Method.


This method will work only while using the numeric key pad. This method makes use of the Alt codes and the method goes as:

Place the mouse pointer where you want to insert the degree symbol. After this, you are required to press ALT + 0176 simultaneously. After this, you have to press enter. This will place the degree symbol at the desired place.
Alternatively, you can also consider going for the Alt code that is ALT + “248” as it will also provide you with the desired result.

Remember that you have to press “0176” without quotes from the num pad only. Neglecting this factor will not produce the desired result.

On Mac operating systems, you can go for the keyboards shortcuts like “Option-k” or “Shift-option-8”.
The first one will result in a much smaller degree symbol while the second one will give you slightly bigger degree symbol. Go for either one which serves your purpose to the best extent.

If you don’t want to make use of the keyboard shortcuts then you can definitely try the alternative method in which you have to go to Edit -> Special character (or Edit Emoji and Symbols) from the menu bar.

From the subsequent window which pops up due to the result of your recent activity, you can select the desired degree symbol. Navigating manually for the degree symbol can be tiresome, so, you can type in the “degree” keyword and this will result in the degree symbol which is required and then you can make use of it at your desired place.
Alternatively, if you want to reach directly to the symbols are then you can make use of the shortcut which is as “Control – Command – Space”.

[Additional Information].

This section will make you aware of the keyboard codes required for making some special type of symbols.
Alt + 0153….. ™… trademark symbol
Alt + 0169…. ©…. copyright symbol
Alt + 0174….. ®….registered trademark symbol
Alt + 0176 …°……degree symbol
Alt + 0177 …±….plus or minus sign
Alt + 0182 …¶…..paragraph mark
Alt + 0190 …¾….fraction, three-fourths
Alt + 0215 ….×…..multiplication sign
Alt + 0162…¢….the cent sign
Alt + 0161…..¡….. upside down exclamation point
Alt + 0191…..¿…..upside down question mark
Alt + 1………..smiley face
Alt + 2 ……☻… smiley face
Alt + 15…..☼…..sun
Alt + 12……♀…..female sign
Alt + 11…..♂……male sign
Alt + 6…….…..spade
Alt + 5…….…… Club
Alt + 3…………. Heart
Alt + 4…….…… Diamond
Alt + 13……♪…..eighth note
Alt + 14……♫…… beamed eighth note
Alt + 8721…. ∑….  summation (auto sum)
Alt + 251…..√…..square root check mark
Alt + 8236…..∞…..infinity
Alt + 24…….↑….. up arrow
Alt + 25……↓…… down arrow
Alt + 26…..→…..right arrow
Alt + 27……←…..left arrow
Alt + 18…..↕……up/down arrow
Alt + 29……↔…left right arrow

Let’s wrap it up.

This final section takes us to the end of this article on “How to type degree symbol?” We hope that we were efficient enough to satisfy your curiosity about this topic. Microsoft Office is indeed a great office package. The softwares like Excel are really powerful office tool. If you huge data to compute, excel will going to help you a lot. Here is how to add in Excel and also take a look at how to divide in Excel.

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