The problem is that the keyboard is not equipped with such a key that would allow you to just put a degree like this. But there are special key combinations for this: “Alt
+ 0178” – with its help you can write the second degree (²); “Alt
+ 0179” – using this combination, you can write the third degree (³). However, not everything is so simple, there are nuances.
write a degree on the keyboard using codes
using the above combinations, you should make sure that the language
is set to English .
Then you need to activate the digital panel by pressing ” Num
Lock “. This panel is also called a small
numeric keypad. On
a full-size 104-key keyboard, the small keyboard is on the right side of a
separate panel. There it is enough to press the “Num Lock” key
a laptop, due to its compact size, the numeric keypad is usually located on the
main keyboard. To activate it, most often you need to hold down the auxiliary
key ” Fn ” and
press “Num Lock”. 3)
Place the cursor at the
place of the text where you want to insert the degree. 4) While holding down the “Alt” key, alternately type the numbers on the small keyboard, for example, 0, 1, 7, 8. Having released “Alt”, we will immediately see the degree 2 (“squared”) on the screen. Also, holding “Alt”, you can sequentially press the numbers 0, 1, 7, 9 on the small numeric keypad. Releasing “Alt”, we get the 3rd degree symbol (“in a cube”).
Mistake while writing Degree symbol
common mistake when entering a power of a number. Holding
“Alt”, you can, in theory, dial the numbers 0, 1, 7, 8 or 0, 1, 7, 9
using the number keys that are on the main keyboard in its top row. But
the degree 2 or 3 as a result of the combination of such keys, alas, will NOT
appear. It is necessary to dial the code 0178 only using the keys of the
small numeric keypad. Although, it would seem, what can be the difference
between numbers on a regular keyboard and on a small numeric keypad? Nevertheless
– they are different, and how. 5)
Then you can turn off the numeric
pad by pressing “Num Lock”. On a laptop, as a rule, you need to
hold down “Fn”, then press “Num Lock” and the panel will be
turned off. This
method for entering powers of a number works in most standard text editors,
such as Word and Notepad.