A degree sign is a mathematical special symbol that is used to denote temperature, a unit of angle measure, etc. Most of the students and teachers find it difficult for searching degree symbol in Google Docs and degree symbol in Google sheets.
Where is the degree symbol in Google Docs and Google Sheets?
In Google Docs and Sheets you can insert degree Celsius symbol (℃), Degree Fahrenheit (℉), or simply degree sign (°) format with the help of a shortcut which you can use for both temperature symbols and angle symbols in Google Documents.
There are simple and easy ways to insert the degree symbol in Google Docs and Sheets on Windows PC but on degree symbol on Mac is slightly different.
How to add degree symbol in Google Docs
To add the degree symbol in Google Docs, go to “Insert” > “Special Characters”, type or draw the degree symbol, and select it from the list.
Open a document in Google Docs on your browser and put the cursor where you want to put the degree symbol.
Access the Menu bar and click on “Insert” options then navigate and click on “Special Characters” option.
A new special characters box will appear in front of the document.
Now you have to type degree from the keyboard in the search box OR draw the degree symbol in the drawing panel as shown below image.
Now select the Celsius symbol (℃), Fahrenheit symbol (℉), or simply degree sign (°) from the list, your degree icon will get added to Google Docs. You can also use this as an angle measurement symbol in Google Docs.
Shortcut for degree symbol Google Docs
With the help of a keyboard, a degree symbol can be inserted into a Google document. Use the Alt code from the keyboard, the degree shortcut will be Alt + 0176 from the numeric keypad.
You can also use Unicode of Character, for Degree sign (°) i.e., U+00B0, for Degree Celsius or Centigrade (℃) U+2103, for Degree Fahrenheit (℉) U+2109.
How to insert degree symbol in Google Docs
To insert a degree symbol, the Character Map is very helpful. It is a list of different special symbols and characters. Windows users search Character Map in the search box in Windows desktop to open it.
All you need to do is copy and paste the degree symbol on Google Docs.
Alt code, Unicode, and Shortcuts are the best methods that you can use to insert degree signs in the document which not only saves your time but is also faster.
How to insert degree symbol in Google Sheets
To insert the degree symbol in Google Sheets, you can use Alt code shortcut by pressing Alt + 0176 or use the CHAR function with “=char(176)” to add the symbol. Once inserted, you can copy and paste it to other cells.
Use Alt Code Shortcut
Put the cursor into the cell in which you want to insert the degree symbol and double-click from the mouse to enable cell editing mode.
Now press Alt + 0176 from the numeric keyboard, and your degree symbol got appears in the Google Sheet cell.
Use Character Function to insert symbol
CHAR function can also be used for adding degree symbol in Google Sheets. The function will be
For example to write 180° of a triangle in the cell, Type
Once the degree symbol got inserted you can copy and paste the symbol on the other cells also.