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Old 01-27-2009, 04:55 AM   #1
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How to show degrees when typing

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Just a quick tid-bit. I see that most folks use the asterisk * or somthing similar to show degrees but the real way is to hold down the "ALT" key and then type 0176 from the number pad on the right side of the keyboard. Make sure the num lock is on.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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ALT + 176 will work as well, you can omit the 0.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:02 AM   #3
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on a mac you simply use the option (alt) key and press 0. For example: another day of 1º weather and I'm gonna go friggen nuts.
Yet another reason to own a mac
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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A tear just came in my eye.

I have been longing to make one of these ° for a long time. Thank's for sharing.

Shame on those who knew it but didn't share it with the rest of the class.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:09 AM   #5
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This should be changed to a sticky post. (so it stays on top)

Great tip
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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hmmm...when I leave out the zero, I get the bizarre symbol
similar to the ones of the Weber kettle.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:55 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Cliff H.
A tear just came in my eye.

I have been longing to make one of these ° for a long time. Thank's for sharing.

Shame on those who knew it but didn't share it with the rest of the class.
The Joker (Bill Hays) actually showed me a while back how to use it.... there is a whole list of those special functions you can do, pretty neat.
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on a mac you simply use the option (alt) key and press 0. For example: another day of 1º weather and I'm gonna go friggen nuts.
Yet another reason to own a mac
Totally agree.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:20 AM   #9
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Alt 0167 gets me this §

and I knew about the Alt 167, I just thought people used the * because they didn't want to type Alt 167 for a degree sign and used the * out of laziness or just the thought that "everybody knows what it means" type of thing.

Sorry to everyone for assuming.
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Alt 0167 gets me this §

and I knew about the Alt 167, I just thought people used the * because they didn't want to type Alt 167 for a degree sign and used the * out of laziness or just the thought that "everybody knows what it means" type of thing.

Sorry to everyone for assuming.
Geez Bruce... not all of us are lazy... some of us are just stupid...Geez the nerve!
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