How can I get a degree symbol on my Logitech Dinova wireless keyboard? My keyboard has no right hand number board or numbers lock. Thanks for any help.
We have windows here at work and I work for a title company, I use "control and D" (approximately at the same time) to make a degree sign. I have no idea if this translates elsewhere.
For Windows, you should be able to use the Character Map (Start > Accessories > Character Map) and copy/paste the degree symbol from there. I sometimes just use an apostrophe (') or asterisk (*) when quickly typing.
If you are on a laptop or use a keyboard without a numeric keypad, your best bet is to make a "Cheat Sheet" like I did many years ago at http://webby.com/char
By putting it on the web, I have access to it from anywhere.
When I need an odd symbol, that I don't remember the code for, or when I am on a laptop, I simply copy the required symbol from that page and paste it into what I am working on.
You are most welcome to use that page. Thousands of people do. Just drag the little icon from the left of the address bar into a corner of your desktop, and you have an instant shortcut to all those codes.
Just learned this, and wanted to share. For example: if you wanted to type 350 degrees on your recipe for baking, etc. On your right number key pad, type in 350, and then with left hand; hold down alt key, and simultaneously type in 167 on right number key pad; and the degree sign will show.
By Judy from Collierville, TN
Editor's Note: This should work on Windows systems, but not on Macs.
I hold down the alt key and type 0176 with the numeric keypad, also for a bullet use Alt 0149, and for a dash, alt 0150. Try other number combinations to find the symbols you use most frequently.
To type a cents symbol, hold down alt and type 0162 in numbers. (03/02/2007)
On a Mac, all you have to do is hold the "option" key down and press "k" (03/03/2007)
Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Computers
Holding down Ctrl and pressing the indicated key will execute the following commands:
Font Styles (with text selected):
(On the Mac, use the Command key rather than the Ctrl key.)
NOTE: Codes generated with your Alt Key require using the Number Keys on your Numeric Keypad.
Using the Number Keys at the top of your keyboard will not work.
Special Symbol Shortcuts Using the ALT Key (Please see the note at the end of post)
Win (Windows) Key Same as clicking on Start
Right-Click Key (Same as pressing right button on a mouse)
(The following shortcuts do NOT use the Ctrl or Alt key.)
In MS-Word: Shift + F3 = Toggles selected text from ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
to all lower case letters to traditional sentence structure.
These shortcuts apply to many Microsoft programs (such as MSOffice and MSWorks). Most of the shortcuts apply to many other programs, as well.
Editor's Note: The ones that appear here as little SQUARES are the ones that our server cannot translate. I'm not sure what they were supposed to be, but we have that problem often in the feedback and usually have to guess at what it should be. (03/03/2007)
Been looking for this. Thanks! (09/17/2008)
This is great. I make recipe scrapbooks for my family and am really tired of typing the word degrees. Thanks so much! (10/13/2008)
For Macs use alt 0. (01/09/2009)
Make sure that number lock is on! (02/16/2009)