Why is the degree symbol a circle

Insert the degree symbol

You can insert a degree symbol when specifying temperatures or measured values ​​in Word. You can use the "Symbol" drop-down menu or the key combination ALT + 0176 to do this.

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Insert the degree symbol using the ribbon

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

  2. click on Insert > symbol.

  3. Choose More symbols out.

  4. Choose your font in the Font drop-down menu out.

  5. Select Latin-1 Supplement from the Subset drop-down menu.

  6. Scroll through the icons and click the degree symbol. click on Insert.

    Tip: After you have used the degree symbol, it will automatically appear in the list Recently used symbols in the Icon menu displayed.

Insertion of the degree symbol using a key combination

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

  2. Press ALT + 0176 on the keyboard.

    Note: This method only works with keyboards that have a numeric keypad.

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