How to add a degree sign to your Microsoft Word document
You might need to add the degree symbol when talking about temperature, degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.
There are three simple ways to do this in Microsoft Word, as you will see below.
Using the insert symbol
1. Open the document where you want to add the degree symbol.
Position the cursor where you would like to add the degree symbol, presumably after a number.
2. Go to the insert tab at the top of your screen
When you click the ‘insert’ tab, a list of columns will appear.
At the extreme right, you will see ‘symbol.’
3. From symbols
Click on the down arrow next to ‘symbol.’
When you do this, a list of symbols will appear.
4. Select ‘more symbols.’
The degree sign does not appear in the first list of symbols, so you will have to look for it in the other hidden list.
From the list of more symbols, select the degree sign, press ‘insert,’ and then ‘close.’
The degree sign will appear where you placed your cursor.
Using the Alt keyboard shortcut
- Position the cursor where you would like to add the degree symbol.
- Press Alt + 0176 on the numeric pad (on the right of your laptop or desktop)
- Alternatively, you can press Alt+ 248 on the numeric pad.
- Position the cursor where you would like to insert the degree symbol.
- Type Ctrl + Shift + 2
(Ensure to use the numbers at the top of the keyboard).
- Press the space bar.
- The degree symbol will appear where you placed the cursor.
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