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
Place the cursor where you want the degree symbol to go in your text.
Click Insert > Symbols > Symbol.
Select More Symbols.
Choose the font for your text from the Font drop-down menu.
Scroll through the symbols, and click the degree sign. Click Insert.
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
Place the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
On your keyboard, press Alt + 0176.
Note: This method works only for keyboards that include a 10-key numeric pad.