How to Type the Degree Symbol on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Type the Degree Symbol on Mac

Have you ever needed to type the degree symbol (°) on your Mac but couldn’t find it on your keyboard? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will show you different methods to easily type the degree symbol on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcut

The quickest way to type the degree symbol is by using a simple keyboard shortcut. Just follow these steps:

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

That’s it! The degree symbol (°) should now appear at the cursor position.

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

If you can’t remember keyboard shortcuts or want to explore more symbols, you can use the Character Viewer tool on your Mac. Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences. “
  • Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click on “Keyboard.

  • Step 3: In the Keyboard settings, click on the “Keyboard” tab.
  • Step 4: Check the box that says “Show Keyboard, Emoji & Symbol Viewers in menu bar. “
  • Step 5: Close the System Preferences window.
  • Step 6: Click on the newly added icon in your menu bar (it looks like a small flag) and select “Show Character Viewer. “

The Character Viewer window will open, displaying a vast collection of symbols and characters. To find the degree symbol (°), you can use the search bar or browse through different categories like Math Symbols or Punctuation.

Once you find the degree symbol, simply double-click on it to insert it into your text.

Method 3: Copy and Paste

If you have copied a text containing the degree symbol from another source, you can easily paste it into your document. Just follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Copy the text with the degree symbol from its original source.
  • Step 2: Place your cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol.
  • Step 3: Press Command + V on your keyboard or right-click and select “Paste.”

The text with the degree symbol should now be inserted at the cursor position.

That’s it! You now know three different methods to type the degree symbol (°) on your Mac.

Choose whichever method is most convenient for you and start using this useful symbol in your documents, emails, or any other text! Happy typing!

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