Insert the Degree Symbol in Microsoft Word

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated August 14, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft® Word®  2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)

You can enter the degree symbol in Microsoft Word documents using the Ribbon or by using keyboard shortcuts. The degree symbol is automatically entered in superscript. The term degree is used in several temperature scales including celsius and fahrenheit.

In this article, we’ll look at 3 ways to insert the degree symbol:

  1. Use the Insert Symbol command
  2. Press Alt and then enter a number sequence
  3. Type an AutoCorrect shortcut

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1. Inserting the degree symbol using Insert Symbol

To insert the degree symbol using Insert Symbol:

  1. Position the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
  2. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
  3. In the Symbols group, click Symbol. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Click More Symbols. A dialog box appears.
  5. If necessary, click the Symbols tab.
  6. Select (normal text) from the Font drop-down menu and then Basic Latin from the Subset menu. Alternatively, you could select the Symbol font.
  7. Scroll through the list of symbols until you find the degree symbol and click it.
  8. Click Insert.
  9. Click Close.

Below is the Insert Symbol dialog box:

Insert degree symbol in Word using Insert Symbol dialog box.

2. Inserting the degree symbol using an Alt keyboard shortcut

You can press the Alt key in combination with numbers on the numeric keypad to insert the degree symbol.

To insert the degree symbol in a Word document using Alt:

  1. Position the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
  2. Press Alt + 0176 or Alt + 248 on the numeric keypad.

If the sequence doesn’t work, press NumLock on the numeric keypad.

3. Inserting the degree symbol using AutoCorrect

You can also insert the degree symbol using AutoCorrect (a built-in Word feature):

  1. Position the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
  2. Type Ctrl + Shift + 2 (at the top of the keyboard).
  3. Press the spacebar.

The benefit of the AutoCorrect method is that it works if you don’t have a numeric keypad.

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