It’s often useful to work with a degree symbol. There are multiple ways to do it. Let’s learn **how to insert degree symbols in Microsoft Excel.**

## How to Insert Degree Symbols in Excel (With Key Commands)

Imagine you’re talking about a temperature of 72 degrees. Or about a 60-degree angle. You might find it useful to type these as **72°** or **60°.**

If you’re working in Excel, you can add the degree (**°**) symbol by using your keyboard. To begin, go ahead and type a number into a cell. Let’s use **72** as an example.

Next, your key command will be dictated by whether you’re working on a Mac or PC. On Mac, press and hold **Shift > Option > 8**. You’ll see Excel immediately insert the degree symbol.

On a PC with Windows, the process is similar, but the key command is different. There, the command is **Alt > 0176.** Keep in mind, you’ll need to use the numeric keypad, not the row of numbers across the top.

If you don’t have one of those, many laptops have a numeric keypad built in. Look for it on the right side of your keyboard, where small numbers are printed on letter keys. These are accessed by holding down the **Function** (**FN**) key.

### How to Insert Degree Symbols in Excel (With the Insert Menu)

Excel also has a built-in symbol library. With a cell selected, go to the **Insert** tab on the ribbon, then click on the **Symbols** button. Choose **Symbol, **then click the tiny icon in the upper right of the dropdown menu. You’ll see a new array of options appear.

The easiest way to find the degree symbol is to type **degree** into the **Search** box and hit **Enter**. You’ll see the symbol appear, and you can **double-click** it to insert it into your cell.

As you can see, Excel offers several ways to quickly insert degree symbols.