How to Put Degree Symbol on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Put Degree Symbol on Mac

Have you ever wondered how to include the degree symbol (°) in your text on a Mac? Whether you’re writing an academic paper, creating a presentation, or simply typing up a document, it’s essential to know how to insert this symbol correctly. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, here’s how you can easily insert the degree symbol:

  1. Step 1: Place your cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
  2. Step 2: Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard.
  3. Step 3: While holding down the Option key, press the letter K.
  4. Step 4: Release both keys simultaneously.

You should now see the degree symbol (°) inserted at your cursor’s location. It’s as simple as that!

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

If you prefer using a graphical interface to insert symbols, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Place your cursor where you want to add the degree symbol.
  2. Step 2: Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click on “Edit”.
  3. Step 3: From the dropdown menu, select “Emoji & Symbols” (or press Control + Command + Space).
  4. Step 4: In the Character Viewer window that appears, click on the “Symbols” tab.
  5. Step 5: Expand the “Technical Symbols” category.
  6. Step 6: Scroll through the symbols until you find the degree symbol (°).
  7. Step 7: Double-click on the degree symbol to insert it at your cursor’s location.

You’ve now successfully inserted the degree symbol using the Character Viewer!

Method 3: Using AutoCorrect (Text Replacement)

If you frequently need to type the degree symbol, you can set up an AutoCorrect entry to replace a specific text shortcut with the symbol. This method saves time in the long run. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Step 1: Open “System Preferences” from your Applications folder or by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting “System Preferences”.
  2. Step 2: Click on “Keyboard”.
  3. Step 3: Select the “Text” tab.
  4. Step 4: Click on the “+” button below the list of text replacements.
  5. Step 5: In the “Replace” field, type your preferred text shortcut (e.g., “deg”).
  6. Note:You can choose any text shortcut that is easy for you to remember.


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