As a Windows user, you may have noticed that many of the characters a user may need are not on the keyboard.One such symbol is a degree symbol . Many engineers or teachers may need a degree symbol at different points in time. Today we will look at how to use it in Microsoft Word in Windows 10.

Enter the degree symbol in Windows 10

It is worth noting that there are no major changes on the computer, so the level of risk is almost negligible, and you can continue it without any hesitation.

There are many ways to add a degree symbol in Windows 10. Some of these are:

  1. Using character cards.
  2. Using the character insert function in Microsoft Word.
  3. Create custom keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word.
  4. Use default keyboard shortcuts.
  5. Using third-party software.

1] Using a character map

degrees symbol for pc

Start by searching the Character Map in the Cortana search field, and then select the appropriate result.

Now find the degree symbol on the entire symbol map and press Select. Add a character to the text box at the bottom of the mini-window.

Now click Copy , it will be copied to the clipboard and paste it anywhere.

2] Using the character insert function in Microsoft Word

After opening Microsoft Word, click Paste , and then Symbol.

degree symbol in windows 10

A mini window will appear. Inside this, simply select the degree icon and finally click Insert.

This will add a degree icon to the position of your cursor.

3] Create custom keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word

To do this, you need to open the Symbol mini-window in Microsoft Word, as indicated in ” Using the” Insert Symbol “function in Microsoft Word.”

Then, after you have just selected a symbol, click on the button at the bottom of the window labeled Keyboard shortcut …

degree symbol

Another mini-window opens with the name Keyboard Settings.

You just need to press the key combination on the keyboard to trigger the degree symbol in Microsoft Word.

When done, click Assign and finally close the minimap.

4] Using default keyboard shortcuts

Some Windows computers offer a default keyboard shortcut to insert a degree character:

  • ALT + 0176
  • ALT + 248

Here you need to press and hold the ALT button , and then press and hold the buttons mentioned above only on the numeric keypad on the keyboard on the right side.

Another prerequisite is that Num Lock must be enabled.

5] Using third-party software

You can also refer to our post on how to quickly embed Unicode and special characters in documents using CatchCar, a third-party free software that does the same.