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character for "degrees" in text

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How do you add the small circle meaning"degrees" when entering text, I am unable to find any reference to this obviously needed text character. I am using VW 12.0.1

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Windows:

? Look up the character code in "Character Map"

(Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools)

For most fonts the code for the degree symbol is 0176 or 0186.

? Type it on the numeric keypad (with NumLock on) while holding down the alt key.

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- Mac is option shift 8.

Actually it depends on the keyboard layout (=language). For the majority of humankind, it is something else. In Scandinavia, it is shift-?.

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On a windows machine there is a character map

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map

it shows that the keyboard equivalent for the degree symbol is

ALT+0176

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To JAN15 thanks it worked just fine, why on earth don't the people who write these programs explain a much needed op like this ! THANKS AGAIN

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To archoncad thanks also, your input was correct, one other question; I show up as "stranger" but I'm a member, how do I change this ?

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That changes automatically after you rack up a certain number of posts.

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dunc,

On my mac it is simply Option zero. There are many ways it seems.

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On the Mac, you can also go System Preferences>International>Input Menu and activate the Keyboard Viewer. Also check the "Show input menu in menu bar" at the bottom of the International pane. You will then see a flag icon in the upper right corner next to the clock. That will give you access to an on screen keyboard, where you can select the font that you desire and see the various ASCII symbols that reside with each key. Make sure you try the option and shift-option modifiers to see all the symbols.

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Quite right mar schrammeyer! I stand corrected. Option zero on a mac creates a zero one would use for exponents (so I learned on the list). It is difficult to see the difference in some fonts but others are quite different. Sorry 'bout that.....bradley

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rcarch thank you, and thank you again. I am fairly new to VW and Mac computers, I asked everyone in my office (all supposedly long time Mac users) how to input these symbols and they didn't know. I was used to %%d, %%u etc.

Boy am I going to look smart this morning.

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