Degree (°) symbol is used to quantify temperature (°C or °F), angle (90°) and alcohol proof. However, typing degree symbol in Word can difficult as there are no dedicated keys for it. In our earlier blog we have covered, four ways to type degree symbol in Word. This blog cover only the best method which will save your time and is very easy to remember.

## Word shortcut for degree symbol

Type ** \degree** and press space to get ° symbol.

### Note

The above shortcut is Math AutoCorrect feature of Ms Word and works inside equation editor. However, by one time setting, you can **enable it** to work everywhere.

### Steps to Enable Above Shortcut

- Click
to open*Files → Options**Word Options* - Navigate to
and click**Proofing**button to open*AutoCorrect Options*window*Auto Correct* - Navigate to
tab*Math Autocorrect* the box against*Check***“***Use Math Autocorrect options outside Math region*“- Click
**Ok**and close all the dialogue boxed.

## Summary

Math Autocorrect feature of Microsoft Word is the smartest way to type degree symbol. To get degree symbol (°), type \degree and hit spacebar.