How to add degree symbol in Google Docs

How to make a degree symbol in Google Docs

Well, it’s common that you might need to generate a report on the temperature details or do some mathematical calculations, in which case you need to add a degree symbol to your Google Docs document.Google Docs provides the easiest way to insert a degree symbol. This article will discuss multiple ways to insert degree symbol in Google Docs.

How to add a degree symbol in Google Docs

We will discuss the below approaches to make a degree symbol in Google Docs.

  • Approach-1: Using Special Characters
  • Approach-2: Using Keyboard Shortcut
  • Approach-3: Updating your Google Docs preferences

Approach-1: Using Special Characters

Using a special character, you can insert a degree symbol into your Google Docs document. To do so, follow the below steps.

  1. Locate the place in your Google Docs document where you want to put the degree symbol and place the cursor there.
  2. Click on the Insert menu –> select the Special characters option.
how to insert degree symbol in google docs

3. Type degree in the search box and click on the degree sign option, as highlighted below.

how to make the degree symbol in google docs

4. Click the X option on the Insert special characters window to close the window.

Approach-2: Using Keyboard Shortcut

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to add a degree symbol in Google Docs. Follow the instructions below.

If you are using Windows, follow the below steps.

  1. Locate the place in your Google Docs document where you want to put the degree symbol, and place the cursor there.
  2. Now, press Alt + 248 or Alt + 0176 to insert the degree symbol in your Google Docs document.

If you are using a Mac, follow the below steps to learn how to do the degree symbol on Mac.

  1. Locate the place in your Google Docs document where you want to put the degree symbol and place the cursor there.
  2. Press Option + Shift + 8 to insert the degree symbol in your Google Docs document.

Approach-3: Updating your Google Docs preferences

You can also update your Google Docs preferences to add a specific symbol. Once you enter that specific symbol, it will automatically convert it to a degree symbol. Let’s discuss how to update the Google Docs preferences to add a degree symbol.

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. You can add a degree symbol to your Google Docs document using any of the above methods and then copy it using the Ctrl + C keys, or you can right-click on it and select the copy option.
  3. Click on the Tools menu –> Click on the Preferences option.
degree symbol in google docs

3. On the Preferences window, click on the Substitutions tab, Add a specific symbol (in my case, it is (d)) to the Replace text box, and then paste the degree symbol into the With text box. To paste the degree symbol, use Ctrl + V or right-click on the With text box –> choose the Paste option.

Finally, click on the OK button to save your Preferences.

degree sign in google docs

Now, Once I type (d) and then the space bar, it will immediately replace this symbol with a degree symbol.

So, by now, we learned how to type a degree symbol in Google Docs.

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Wrapping Up

Well, in this article, we have discussed how to add the degree symbol in Google Docs. I hope you found this article helpful !!!