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Degree Symbol Alt Code: Typing ° with keyboard

The Degree Symbol Alt Code is 0176.

Degree Symbol Copy & Paste

Click on the button above if you want to copy and paste the degree symbol. However, continue reading below if you want a step-by-step guide on how to type ° symbol using the Alt Code Method.

Using this code, you can type the degree symbol (°) on any Windows keyboard or PC. This code is designed to be used to type any symbol that does not have a dedicated key on the keyboard. This is done by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the alt code (0176 for the degree symbol) using the numeric keypad.

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Degree Symbol Alt Code

Obey the instructions below to type the degree symbol on a Windows PC using this alt code:

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: Whilst pressing down the Alt key, using the numeric keypad, type the degree symbol’s alt code (0176).
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.
Degree alt code illustration

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code (0176). You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards.  


You must use the numeric keypad on the right to type the alt code as you press down the Alt Key.

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the degree symbol with the keyboard anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Sticky Note, PowerPoint, or even on your browser such as Google Docs.

However, there is a different method to use this code to get the degree symbol in Excel. It involved the use of the CHAR() function.

Obey the following instructions to use the CHAR function to insert this sign [°] in Excel:

  • First, click to activate the cell that will contain the symbol.
  • Next, type =CHAR( and then add the degree symbol’s alt code. The complete formula should look like this: =CHAR(0176) OR =CHAR(176).
  • After typing this formula, press Enter for the results.
Excel Char function with ° Alt Code

What about if you don’t want only the degree symbol in the cell? Maybe you want it to be attached to a number, say 30°.

Using the Concatenate feature in Excel, you can join both the text and the CHAR function in one cell, this way you can get the number and the symbol in the same cell.

degree alt code in Char function for Excel

Let’s say we really want to type 30° into our cell. To do so, consider the steps below:

  • Specify the cell you that will contain the content.
  • Type =30 & into the cell. The & operator is what will join the 30 and the symbol.
  • Now type the degree symbol formula which is CHAR(176).
  • The complete formula should look like this: =30&CHAR(176)

After typing the formula, press the enter key to get 30° in the specified cell.

NOTE: Using the first alt code method, you can easily type the degree symbol anywhere including Word and Excel. However, the CHAR function is just another way you can get the symbol in Excel.