How to Type Degree symbol in Windows | Html | Unicode | excel etc.

A number of special symbols are generally not present in our keyboard but we need to use them frequently. Ever wondered how to key-in special characters like “degree symbol i.e. ‘°’” or “Copyright symbol i.e. ‘©’”? There comes a time we might require to use them for temperature, angles, co-ordinates, maintain copyright and other. There is a numerous method to do so. In this article, you’ll learn to place degree symbol wherever you like with so much ease. Let’s get into it.

 Typing Degree symbol in Microsoft-word

A degree symbol ‘°’ is a super-scripted symbol which mainly denotes degree of temperature, angles made by lines or co-ordinates. Below we present several methods to insert Degree symbol

Method 1:

  1. Hold Ctrl+ shift keys
  2. Press @ key
  3. Release Ctrl and shift keys
  4. Press Space once
  5. You’re all done. A ° symbol will appear instantaneously.

Method 2:

  1. Hold on Alt
  2. From the numeric pad, enter 0176
  3. Stop holding Alt key.
  4. That’s it. ° appears automatically 

Method 3:

  1. Enter 00b0 or 00B0 from the keyboard
  2. Without pressing anything , not even a space bar , Press Alt+X

Method 4:

  1. Enter 02da or 02DA
  2. Press Alt+X and see the magic how ° is inserted

Method 5:

  1. In your MS-word document, there’s a menu bar which contains insert option
  2. Click on insert and choose symbols
  3. Select ° symbol or any other you want to add. If you don’t see your desired symbol, simply click on more symbol option right there

Method 6:

This is Autocorrect feature of Ms-Word. You can create your own custom words or symbols to bring degree symbol in action

  1. Open your document and head to insert
  2. Click on symbols as in method 5
  3. Click on ° and select autocorrect
  4. Add your custom word or symbol to replace with ° symbol. Click OK
  5. Every time you enter that custom word or symbol, it would be automatically auto-corrected to ° symbol

How to insert degree symbol in Ms-Excel

Method 1:

  1. Just like Method 5 of Ms- Word, there’s an insert option in menu bar of Ms-excel too.
  2. Click on Insert and you’ll see Symbols as shown below
  3. Click on the symbols and choose the symbol you wish to add on your sheet

Method 2:

  1. Hold Alt in your keyboard
  2. Key-in 0176 from the numeric pad
  3. A ° symbol will appear

Method 3:

  1. Enter 00b0 or 00B0 from the keyboard
  2. Without pressing anything , not even a space bar , Press Alt+X

Method 4:

  1. Enter 02da or 02DA
  2. Press Alt+X and see the magic how ° is inserted

Method 5:

Same auto-correct feature we used in Method 6 for inserting ° symbol for Ms-word can be implemented in Ms-excel too.

How to insert degree symbol on Excel for MAC

Method 1:

  1. On your keyboard, click option +O

Method 2:

  1. Enter character ‘o’
  2. Click on that, right click and select Font
  3. Choose superscript option
  4. Click OK
  5. You’re done!

Method 3

  1. On the keyboard, hold Alt
  2. Enter 278 from numeric pad
  3. Leave the pressed Alt key

 

How to type degree symbol in HTML or Unicode

If you are an internet enthusiastic, you would probably want to learn to insert degree symbol in your blog or website by using HTML codes and Unicode. Codes are:

Unicode for ° degree symbol: U+00B0

Unicode for degree Celsius (°C): U+2103

Unicode for degree Fahrenheit (°F): U+2109

HTML code for ° degree symbol is &#176 / &deg

HTML code for °F degree Fahrenheit is &#8457

HTML code for °C degree Celsius is &#8451

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