Many users have the need to insert different symbols such as degrees into their Google Docs documents.
This is especially true for math students who are using Google Docs for study or users who are using Google Docs to write about different mathematical topics.
There are many options for inserting symbols in Google Docs, including adding a degree symbol.
The process of including this symbol into a document is pretty easy and straightforward and in this blog post, we will show you all the ways you can use to add one in yours as well.
In this blog post, we will go through three methods you can use to add the degree symbol in your Google Docs.
All three ways are easy-to-follow and can be used for different purposes.
Here is a shortlist of all of them:
Let’s dive in!
The first and easiest method you can try to add a degree symbol in your document is by keyboard shortcut.
This works for both Windows and Mac users.
Other online sources suggest pressing alt 0176 should also display the degree symbol. So, if the first ALT code does not work you can try the second one.
The second method you can use to add the degree symbol is by using the special character menu. This method is good if you want to add the celsius symbol or the Fahrenheit symbol as well.
Additionally, you can use this to add special characters in Google Sheets as well.
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If you are a frequent user of a small number of special characters, in that case changing your preferences in Google Docs would be a good choice.
This means that anytime you type in a character it will be automatically replaced with another symbol.
Here is what we mean.
Every time you insert a specific symbol it can automatically be changed into the degree symbol.
Here is how you can do that:
Choose which symbol you would like to change. For example, you can choose every time you type in three dashes to see the degree symbol.
Next time you enter the three dashes the celsius symbol should appear.
It is easy to insert numerous symbols in Google Docs if you have a numeric keypad and are fond of keyboard shortcuts.
But even if that is not the case, navigating through the menus and manually inserting them into your documents is pretty easy and fun.
Additionally, if you are using other text editing programs, like Microsoft Word, explore how to remove an anchor in Word