I need to add a degree symbol in the text. None of the shortcuts I know work.
I've tried Alt 0176 and Alt 248
Anyone know if this is possible to do? I really hate spelling out degree F.
Apparently you I must used the number keypad on the right to make it work. Using the top numbers does not work.Thanks for your input!
Have you tried the "add symbol" button in the Note properties tab? Additionally, I tried Alt-0176 and it works for me. The symbol looks like a bold version of the <MOD-DEG> symbol.
I use Alt 167. Edit: That way, it takes the font formatting better. The symbol below is much thinner line weight than Alt 167, at least in my formatting.
However, I'm pretty sure that it should be available as a symbol here:
Note that the mouseover reveals the code to include if you want it inserted manually without this menu. I tried it, and typing <MOD-DEG> resolves to a degree symbol.
Darn - that didn't work. : (
I'm so sorry - this is in SW Composer and sadly they do not give the option of Note.
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Thanks for pointing that out. I neglected to look at the category of this...
Aside from that, have you tried typing the degree symbol in Word or Excel and then just doing a copy/paste to see how it resolves in Composer? I don't have an installation of that to test.
I just discovered that the shortcut only works if you use the number pad on the right.
So - Alt 0176 does work.
Sorry to waste time! Thanks for the input.
Oh and copying from InDesign to Composer worked too.
Holding down alt and typing 248 works fine for me. What version are you using? I am using 2016
Glad you got it figured out. Mine works the same way. While I only use my 10 key when needing numbers seems like a design flaw for those on laptops without 10 key. Would be interesting to know if it works when no 10 key is present.
Here are a couple of options that I can think of (these are off the cuff, and be aware I don't use Composer):
1) Is it possible to place the symbol into a word document and then paste it into the note? Sometimes that works for other things (outside Solidworks).
2) Can you create something like sketch block (not sure if this is possible). If so, then draw a little circle and simply place that in the correct area.
3) Create another, separate piece of text and place a single lower case "o" into it. Then slide this into place where the degree symbol would be.
Dan, Options 2 and 3 sound difficult to manage with changes over time. If you do this, do you then lock mate the block/note to the other note so they move together? Clearly you can't mate it into the correct position as text changes, but at least they'd move together.
This is for Composer and I don't use Composer. I was just throwing suggestions out. *grin*.
It turns out he she has a solution (which he she should mark as the correct answer by the way ).
He ...is actually a she.
Sorry!! I will update my post!
And I'm not quite sure which one to mark as correct answer, so I just marked the top as assumed answered.
Thanks for your help : )
I would mark your answer correct so if people have the same issue they can find it quickly as it shows at the top in bright green.
"Apparently you I must used the number keypad on the right to make it work. Using the top numbers does not work.
Thanks for your input!"
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