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How do you make a degree symbol in Word?

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Quick Answer

To insert the degree (º) symbol, press and hold down the ALT key while typing "0176" on the numeric keypad. To insert an ASCII character, press and hold down the ALT key while simultaneously typing the appropriate character code. The character code for the degree symbol is "0176".

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  1. Open the document

    Launch Microsoft Word, and open a new or existing document in which the symbol is to be inserted. Place the cursor at the relevant position in the text.

  2. Enter the numeric code

    Press and hold down the ALT key while typing "0176" on the numeric keypad.

  3. Release the ALT key

    Release the ALT key, and verify that the degree (º) symbol has been entered into the text.

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