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Old 27-10-2009, 23:08   #1
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Typing Degrees? How?

Hi Folks

How do I type degrees: o

OK so I can do that in Word and copy and paste it but how can I do it with a regular keyboard shortcut?


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Old 27-10-2009, 23:57   #2
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On a windows computer you could try the following
make sure the Num Lock key is on
Then while holding the Alt key type 167 on the numerical key pad and then let go of the Alt Key
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You can create any ascii character by holding down the ALT key while you type in the code on the number pad. The ascii code for the degree symbol is 167, so hold down the alt key and type 167 on the numberpad.
Note: you must use the number pad, not the numbers along the top of the keyboard. If you have a compact keyboard with no numberpad you can't do it.
Also, the font you are using must support that symbol and if you are posting stuff on the internet, somebody elses computer may render the text in a font that does not.
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Old 28-10-2009, 00:32   #4
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Hi Mark,

you can open the 'character map' on windows and find the ascii code for any symbol.

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Thanks for the thread Mark now we all know
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Old 28-10-2009, 04:17   #6
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My laptop wont do the Alt-167

The Character Map said Alt 167 too.
I can cut and paste it off character map but that would be a pain





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Old 28-10-2009, 04:39   #7
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The degree symbol is a superscript.

I don't know why, but it doesn't always transfer from Word or Word Perfect to the website.

I don’t use MS WORD, but here’s a description:

1. Select the text that you want to format as superscript (superscript: describes text that is slightly higher than other text on a line, such as a footnote reference mark.) or subscript (subscript: Describes text that is slightly lower than other text on a line. Subscripts are often used in scientific formulas.).
2. On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Font tab.
3. Select the Superscript or Subscript check box.

Keyboard shortcuts

* Superscript: Press CTRL+SHIFT+=
* Subscript: Press CTRL+=

More ➥ How to Make Text Superscript in Microsoft Word | eHow.com

Here's how to do it in HTML
http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/htmlsuperscript.php
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Some laptop replication the numerical number pad by using the
7 8 9
U I O
J K L
M < > Keys
Look to see if you have little numbers on these keys. To activate try pushing the Function key and Alt Key while pushing the numbers
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Old 28-10-2009, 05:00   #9
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Degrees

In Word... go to the Format menu and select the Font option. When that appears you can select (check) the superscript box. You will turn the lower case 'o' into the little bitzy degree symbol... yes there are other ways but this one is simple...
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I use 60*

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I was being a smart aleck 60' = 60 minutes = 1 degree

60* would be 3600' for me or 216,000" - However I do like *

1*15'00" should be understandable
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Get a French keyboard : there is a key with on it.

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Hi Folks

How do I type degrees
Why type your own? Just order one online and get it delivered:

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Old 28-10-2009, 17:46   #15
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Thanks. So I have to stick with 360 deg.



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