There are times when you need to insert a degree symbol on the computer. This process can be difficult and tedious in some cases. You may wonder how to make a degree symbol on the computer. The best way is to use software such as Word or Excel that has a function for this purpose.
So here we are talking about the different methods that you can follow to make a degree symbol on a windows computer as well as on Mac OS too.
To make a degree symbol (°) on a Windows computer, press the “Alt” key and type “0176” on the numeric keypad.
On a Mac, press the “Option” key and the “Shift” key and then press the “8” key.
What is degree symbol?
The degree symbol (°) is a typographical symbol that represents degrees of measurement, such as degrees of temperature or angles. It is often used to indicate temperature measurements in Celsius or Fahrenheit and also used in mathematics to denote the degree of a polynomial.
A degree symbol is a graphical symbol used to represent a degree or sometimes use in maths for angle. The degree symbol can be created on the computer by using the Microsoft Office Symbol template or by using an online text symbol editor.
It is a small raised circle that is usually placed immediately after a number to indicate that the number is a measurement in degrees.
Let’s Start! From type degree on windows computer.
How to Type Degree Symbol on Windows PC?
If you need to type in a degree symbol on your Windows PC, there are a few different ways to go about it.
1. Insert Degree symbol in MS Word
One of the first method that you can use to type degree symbol on a computer is using Microsoft office. To type degree symbol in MS office.
One of the first method that you can use to type degree symbol on computer is using Microsoft office. To type degree symbol in MS office.
- On office application(MS word).
- Create a New document.
- Click on Insert tab.
- Here on right side you will see option “symbols”, click on it.
- Then click on More option.
- That will open a separate windows box. Where are you can see different symbols.
- Scroll down little bit and you can find a degree symbol (°).
- Select degree symbol and click on insert.
And one of the easiest method to type degree symbols on windows using MS office is Press ALT+248. And it will insert a degree symbol in MS office.
2. Create A Degree Symbol In Microsoft Excel
You can insert degree symbol in Microsoft Excel too.
To insert Degree symbol in MS excel
- Select a specific cell
- Type =CHAR(176) and press enter
- This will insert Degree in Cell.
How you can Type At symbol on a Computer keyboard.
3. Degree symbol in Notepad
Using notepad its every easy to type degree symbol. To type degree symbol using notepad in windows pc.
- Open Notepad
- Make sure that you enable the Num Lock so that you can type numbers in notepad through number pad.
- Type Alt + 0176
- And when you release the Alt button it will insert Degree(°) sign.
4. Degree symbol Short Key for Windows
As you done your work daily on computer and use different short keys to done your job quickly. As well as You can use a short code to type degree symbol in windows computer.
As I mentioned above that you can use Alt + 0176 short key to type degree symbol in windows computer.
(Make sure that your Num lock should be enabled and you can press the Alt button and then type 176 through Numpad. When you release the ALT button it will automatically insert the degree ° symbol ).
5. Degree symbol Through Character Map
If you are using windows on your computer then you can use character map to type degree sign any ware. This is another easiest method that you can use for insert degree sign or any other symbol.
To insert degree symbol on windows computer
- Press windows+S this will open windows search.
- Search “character Map”.
- Click on it.
- This will open a character map windows box.
- Click on search bar that you can see it at bottom.
- Search “degree” in search bar.
- Select the degree sign.
- Click on copy.
- Now you can paste degree sign any ware.
6. Degree symbol through Virtual Keyboard
Windows computers coms with a touch virtual keyboard. That helps in typing quickly and easily. By using them you can easily type degree symbol on anywhere you want.
To type symbol through virtual touch keyboard in windows.
- Click on Virtual keyboard button on right bottom side of taskbar.
- If there is not touch keyboard option. Then right click on task manager
- Click on setting. Then turn on touch keyboard. That will show touch screen keyboard on taskbar.
- Open touch keyboard by clicking on it.
- Click on &123 button.
- Here you will see different symbol. Toggle symbols by right arrow.
- Find the Degree symbol and click on it.
By using this Windows virtual touch screen keyboard you can insert degree symbol any ware you want to type.
7. Insert Degree symbol Using Windows Emoji
Windows provides you flexibility to insert symbols and sings easily any ware you want. So by following below method you can insert any symbol like degree and any Emoji.
To insert degree symbol using Short key in windows.
- Locate the curser where you are interested to type Degree symbol
- Press windows+ (.) Period Key.
- This will show a Emoji On screen.
- Click on symbol Button, and locate the degree symbol.
- Click on it and it will insert where your cursor is.
Now we move to the mac OS. And let’s see how we can type degree symbol on Mac OS.
How to Type Degree Symbol on Mac OS?
1. Degree symbol in Text Editor
To type Degree symbol in Mac OS.
- OPEN TEXT editor like a noted pad.
- Click on Edit.
- Then click on Emoji and Symbols.
- This will open a new windows box.
- Here click last option Punctuation.
- Here you will find a degree symbol.
- Click on it and it will insert a degree symbol.
2. Degree symbol Short Key for Mac OS
Using your Mac OS you can type degree symbols easily.
To type degree symbol in Mac OS.
- Locate the cursor where you want to type degree symbol
- Press Option+Shift+8.
- this will insert the degree symbol on Your Mac OS.
How to type the degree symbol on a Chromebook?
You can type degree symbol on Chromebook easily.
To type degree symbol on a Chromebook.
- Locate curser where you want to type degree symbol.
- Type 00B0 on Chromebook.
- And press Enter.
- This will Insert Degree symbol on a Chromebook.
In this article, we share with you all the methods that you can follow to type degree symbol on any device. First of all, we share with you working Methods for windows. And also share full detail about How you can insert degree symbol on Mac OS and as well as on chrome OS too. Hope you will learn easily. Thanks!
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