How To Add Degree Symbol In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 25, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a degree symbol in Google Docs.

How To Add Degree Symbol In Google Docs

One possible requirement when writing scientific or technical documents is the need to add degree symbols. This is the symbol usually used to represent angles or temperatures.

In this guide, we will show you how to add degree symbols in Google Docs. We will explain how to use the special characters tool, and how to insert degree symbols using keyboard shortcuts.

How to Insert a Degree Symbol in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to insert a degree symbol in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document where you want to add a degree symbol.

In this example, we want to replace the word degrees in our geometry question with the degrees symbol

Step 2

The first method to consider is keyboard shortcuts. You can press Alt + 0176 or Alt + 248 with the numeric keypad to insert a degree symbol (°).

Step 3

Another way to add a degree symbol is with the special characters feature. We can access this tool through Insert > Special characters.

Step 4

Type “degree” in the search box to filter all degree symbols to choose from.

Click on the Degree option from the results to add it to your document.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to add degree a symbol in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!