The degree symbol, which appears as an exponent circle, visually represents degrees at a temperature or degrees at an angle. You can write or type the degree symbol on a Mac by typing a shortcut on the keyboard. A shortcut is a code that executes a specific command on your computer; in this case, the shortcut causes the computer to add the degree symbol as the next character in a document.
- Open the document in which you want to make a degree symbol.
- Click in the document to place the cursor at the desired location.
- Press the “Shift”, “8 keys” on the keyboard Option “and” to make the degree symbol.
Here is a simple little trick to display the degree symbol!
- To display the degree symbol, press and hold the 0 (zero) key for one second. The “degree” symbol will automatically appear.
You can also try the same trick with other keys, there are a lot of hidden characters!