# How can I enter a degree symbol?

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### #1 BrianG

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

Hello, I'm new to this forum, trying to get the hang. How can I insert a degree symbol, (Alt+U0157)? Thanks for your attention to this question. Brian

### #2 freeztar

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hello, I'm new to this forum, trying to get the hang. How can I insert a degree symbol, (Alt+U0157)? Thanks for your attention to this question. Brian

Check out the wiki on this:
Degree symbol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or, you can just copy and paste this: °

If you have Word, enable extra characters and search for the set that contains the degree symbol. (there are several )

### #3 BrianG

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:37 PM

No shortcut? Well, thanks for the help, that's how I get the trademark symbol.

I'm looking forward to some spirited argument over global warming here.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:44 PM

Welcome to Hypography!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:25 AM

Try Alt+248. Like so: °

### #6 BrianG

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:57 AM

° Thank you, Boerseun!

### #7 sanctus

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:41 AM

You can also write it like $0^\circ$ or whichever number you want :-)

Which is what we use to use latex here. I.e [ math ] 0^\circ [ /math ] leaving out the spaces before and after math...

Why do easuy when you can do complicated?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:04 PM

Thank you, sanctus, I'd like to learn more about latex. Do you mind if I ask you how you can type a striked out number?

$0.5^\circ$

Did it work? I'll post to see.

### #9 BrianG

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:09 PM

$\sout{0}$

### #10 alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:47 PM

Or you could use latex (the $tags) for it [math]22\celsius$
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$22\degree F$

### #11 alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:52 PM

and some cool symbols out of that library
$\perthousand\text{ and }\mu$

### #12 sanctus

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:56 PM

BrianG, to see how latex generally works on this forum there are 2 sticky threads in the physics and mathematics forum one is here for example.

For the strikethrough:
Either write a pm to Alexander to ask if he included the ulem package in the header (which does not seem the case) or write a question in the thread on how to do it...I never used it so far so, sorry.

For latex in general I use a lot the not so short introduction to latex, you can find here for example.

### #13 alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

included ulem, gensymb and textcomp, enjoy

also sanctus, you can use tags in $0^\circ$ example, so you can copy and paste and it just works

### #14 sanctus

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:24 PM

Alexander, I had to click edit to see what you mean, but now I got it. Thanks for that and the packages.

### #15 BrianG

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:46 PM

[quote name='alexander']Or you could use latex (the $tags) for it [math]22\celsius$
or
$22\degree F$[/quote]

Thank you Alexander, by using the quote button, I see what you did:

$22\celsius$
or
$22\degree F$[/QUOTE]

May I please send you a PM to find out how to do a strike-through?

### #16 alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:15 PM

brian, you can click on the math, or just hover the mouse over it and see what the code that went into it was (its quite nifty )

my bad on not posting the code, ooopsie

sout seems to have formatting issues in the math mode, you can see that it works with text mode by
$\text{\sout{this is crossed out!!!}} \sout{and this is not}$
$\text{\sout{this is crossed out!!!}} \sout{and this is not}$

math though has a \cancel command that is meant to do just that, so you can do $\cancel{lalalala}$

### #17 sanctus

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Cool, I $\cancel{\text{did not}}$ do now know the cancel comand...thanks