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You might want to insert a degree symbol when you write about temperatures or measurements in Word. You can do this by using the Symbol drop-down menu or the keyboard shortcut, Alt + 0176.

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Insert the degree symbol by using the ribbon

  1. Place the cursor where you want the degree symbol to go in your text.

  2. Click Insert > Symbol.

    The Symbol menu is on the Insert tab.
  3. Select More Symbols.

    On the Symbol menu, click More Symbols.
  4. Choose your font from the Font drop-down menu.

    On the Symbols tab, identify the font.
  5. Select Latin-1 Supplement from the Subset drop-down menu.

  6. Scroll through the symbols, and click the degree sign. Click Insert.

    On the Symbols tab, click the degree symbol.

    Tip: Once you've used the degree symbol, it automatically appears in the Recently Used Symbols list in the Symbol Menu.

Insert the degree symbol by using a keyboard shortcut

  1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.

  2. On your keyboard, press Alt + 0176.

    Note: This method works only for keyboards that include a 10-key numeric pad.

See Also

Configure or turn off AutoFormat as you Type

Insert a check mark or other symbol

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