Insert a degree symbol

Applies to
2003 version of the following Microsoft Office 2003 programs: Excel 2003, FrontPage® 2003, InfoPath™ 2003, OneNote™ 2003, Outlook® 2003, PowerPoint® 2003, Project 2003, Publisher 2003, Visio® 2003, and Word 2003

2002 version of the following Microsoft Office XP programs: Excel 2002, FrontPage® 2002, Outlook® 2002, PowerPoint® 2002, Project 2002, Publisher 2002, Visio® 2002, and Word 2002

You can easily insert a degree symbol in your Office documents. Most fonts that Microsoft Windows® users have installed include a degree Degree symbol  symbol.

The following are some ways that you can insert a degree symbol, depending on which Office program you are using.

  • Insert the degree symbol by using the Symbols command on the Insert menu.
  • Insert the degree symbol by using the Windows Character Map tool.
  • Type the keyboard shortcut for the degree symbol, and then change the symbol to the correct font type.
  • Use the Office AutoCorrect feature to translate the text of your choice into the degree symbol.

 Tip   Want even more symbols? Go to Clip Art and Media on Microsoft Office Online.

Insert a symbol by using the Symbol command

 Note   This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

  1. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.
  2. In the Symbol dialog box, on the Symbols tab, scroll until you will find the degree symbol.
  3. Double-click the degree symbol.

Insert a symbol by using the Windows Character Map tool

 Note   This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • For Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.
    • For Microsoft Windows 2000, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.

 Note   If Character Map is not available, see Windows Help for information about how to install a Windows component.

  1. In the Character Map dialog box, scroll until you find the degree symbol.
  2. Character Map dialog box
Callout 1 To select a font, click the down arrow, and then click the font that you want.
Callout 2 When you click a cell in the symbol grid, a larger version appears for your review. In this example a check mark is shown.
Callout 3 To add the current symbol to the Characters to copy box, click Select.
Callout 4 To place the symbol in the Characters to copy box on the Windows clipboard, click Copy.
  1. Click the degree symbol that you want, click Select, and then click Copy.
  2. Switch to your document, and then place the insertion point where you want to paste the degree symbol.
  3. Click Paste.

 Note   If the symbol looks different from the one that you selected, select the symbol and then apply the same font that you selected in Character Map.

Insert a symbol by using its character code

 Note   This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

You can also use the character code of the symbol as a keyboard shortcut. For example, to insert the degree symbol, press and hold ALT while typing 0176 on the numeric keypad.

 Note   You must use the numeric keypad to type the numbers and not the keyboard. Make sure that the NUM LOCK key is on if your keyboard requires it to type numbers on the numeric keypad.

Symbol Character Code
Degree symbol ALT+0176

Insert a symbol by using AutoCorrect

 Note   This feature requires Microsoft Word 2002 or later. You can also use Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later while using Word as your e-mail editor. When using Outlook, the Word version must match the Outlook version.

AutoCorrect has a predefined keyboard shortcut for creating a degree symbol. Do the following:

  • Press CTRL+@, then press SPACEBAR.

 Note   You must use the SHIFT key to create the @ on many keyboards, so the keyboard shortcut is really CTRL+SHIFT+2, and then press SPACEBAR.

You can also define your own custom AutoCorrect entry.

  1. In Word, or in an Outlook message window, on the Insert menu, click Symbol, and then click the Symbols tab.
  2. Select the symbol that you want, and then click AutoCorrect.

The symbol will automatically appear in the With box.

  1. In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you want to associate with the degree symbol — for example, type degreemark.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In your documents, when you want to use the degree symbol that you just defined, type the replace word that you used in step 4.
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003