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    Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    I know you can use the character map utility to paste a degree symbol, but is there any kind of "Alt-xxx" number code that would achieve it as well?

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    If you select the degree symbol in Character Map, you'll see Alt+0176 in the status bar of the window. So you can turn on Num Lock and type Alt+0176 on the numeric keypad.

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Hans:

    Thanks. You're the best.

    Maybe someday my observation techniques will improve?!

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    I usually use Alt+248 and get
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Well thank you sir.

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    My method is to use Insert > Symbol within Word or Excel (as I usually have one of them open) to remind me of the Alt number or shortcut, but this is more or less identical to the Character Map

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Leif:

    But that won't work in Outlook, will it?

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Well, it doesn't 'work' in XP either, does it? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The point I was making is that in whatever application I'm working - Outlook, Firefox, etc. - I usually have Word or Excel open, so I simply switch to them to look up the code.

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    You're such a smarty... <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> ! Geez, I wish I could do all that....

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    I still find it most convenient using a hardcopy "cheat sheet" for looking up char codes. <post:=299,020>post 299,020</post:> contains a spreadsheet attachment that does everything you'll need.

    Alan

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Alan:

    Yea, I take notes on the ones I find or use.

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    Re: Special Characters - Degrees (XP-Pro SP-2)

    Alan,

    Thanks for that cheat sheet; it will come in very handy. Thanks to the clever ones among us, (I assume you know who you are; the rest of us know who WE are) I always find good stuff when I start wandering around the Lounge. Naturally, in the course of doing that, I completely forget what it was I was orignally looking for, and eventually wander away again without il, but nevertheless - not without something useful! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> Beats the heck out of all those sites <img src=/S/blackhole.gif border=0 alt=blackhole width=15 height=15> I wander away from empty-handed, having totally despaired of ever finding whatever it was I've forgotten I was looking for! <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>
    Uh, actually, I guess you can't really wander away from a <img src=/S/blackhole.gif border=0 alt=blackhole width=15 height=15> . Like I said, we know who we are <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> .

    Maud

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