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    Typing Degree Symbol/others

    Interesting topic in the professional forum I figured I just had to pass out to everyone, especially in controls since we always seem to be needing the degree sign - see yet another advantage to signing up pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by walters View Post
    The degree sign º is already programmed in your PC.

    Try this: Press and hold the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard while pressing the four digits 0186 (one after the other).
    Then – release the the ‘Alt’ key and you’ll see º on your screen.

    To be honest – the real degree sign is actually Alt 0176 °.
    But I like the bigger circle a bit better (don’t laugh… just use the one that YOU like more).
    I have this posted already a while back. I just wanted to mention it again while reading just about all of your great postings!

    Y’all have a nice day - walters
    And for more symbols -

    Quote Originally Posted by davidr View Post
    You don't have to remember all of them, just bookmark this link.

    http://www.frontpagewizard.com/use_alt_keys.asp
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    Actually, if you only want to type three digits, ALT 248 does it as well °

    Nikko

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    Strange,
    This doesn't work for me in Vista with Notepad or MS Word.
    gnomethang
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    Another method
    Quote Originally Posted by zzonko View Post
    start/programs/accessories/system tools/character map



    or here's the thread http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=187590
    "How it can be considered "Open" is beyond me. Calling it "voyeur-ed" would be more accurate." pka LeroyMac, SkyIsBlue, fka Freddy-B, Mongo, IndyBlue
    BIG Government = More Dependents
    "Any 'standard' would be great if it didn't get bastardised by corporate self interest." MatrixTransform
    My 5 yr old son "Dad, Siri is not very smart when there's no internet."


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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomethang View Post
    Strange,
    This doesn't work for me in Vista with Notepad or MS Word.
    Be sure to use the numeric keypad, not the numbers across the top of your keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuncos View Post
    Be sure to use the numeric keypad, not the numbers across the top of your keyboard.
    Yep because it is ASCII code .

    For Lap top user try holding Fn and Alt then the code you want

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    try the built-in character map tool
    start => run => charmap
    you can copy and paste from there, and it'll also give you the alt + codes

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_Map

    oops - I missed zzonko's quote above... never mind

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    µ Ω Δ ω ² ³ ½ √ ∞ Π π (alt 227) ° (alt 0176)
    These already look different from the document I pasted them from. Computers are great when they actually work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeiss Nut View Post
    Yep because it is ASCII code .

    For Lap top user try holding Fn and Alt then the code you want
    Thanks Zeissnut and Tunco. D'OH!
    gnomethang
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    Hold down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176 or Alt+ 248

    It's simple: example: °
    Last edited by erickzind; 09-11-2019 at 07:55 AM. Reason: copyright violation

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