1 Press and hold the "Alt" key on your keyboard. 2 While holding down the "Alt" key, input the number "174," which is the number of the letter or symbol "" in the ASCII table. 3 The cursor will be placed on top of the last character written. 4 Release all keys except the "Alt" key.
That's it! You now have an angle quote (°) on your keyboard. If you need more angles, just repeat steps 1-4 with "174." For example, "165°" would be typed as "Alt+174.""
Angles are used to describe directions. There are 180 degrees in a circle. At any given moment, an angle can be described by naming it, starting at 0 degrees (due north) and counting clockwise until reaching 360 degrees (due south). For example, "15 degrees" means that the pointer is pointing fifteen degrees west of north.
Writing an angle quote requires holding down the "Alt" key and typing the number of the degree position you want the cursor to point to. When writing quotes like these, it's helpful to use the "number lock" feature on most keyboards. This will prevent you from accidentally pressing other numbers while writing angles.
An angle quote is useful for describing directions.
The double quotation mark is commonly referred to as the quotation mark, whereas the single quotation mark is referred to as the apostrophe. Double and single quotations appear on the same key on a normal English keyboard. To type double quotes, hold down the shift key. This will cause the cursor to move into edit mode, where you can type two characters at once.
To type a double quote, press the key that has an image of a closed hand sitting in front of a desk. This is called a "quotation mark" (or "apostrophe" if you want to be fancy about it).
On most computers, this key is labeled “Shift” or ‘\001’. On Windows keyboards, it's usually between the Z and X keys. On Linux/Unix keyboards, it's usually between the Shift and Control keys.
If you press this key while typing, your computer will often come with a warning message indicating that this character is not available in the current font. If you continue to press it, the computer will eventually give in and use one of the other fonts with which it is equipped.
Type "degree" (without the quotations) and click "Space" to enter an angle symbol. Select the angle you want from the menu that appears.
You may also use Alt codes to insert an angle sign into a word document. The Angle Symbol's Unicode is U+2220, and to insert it, type the U+2220 code in the word document and then use the ALT + X keyboard combination. This will put the angle sign right away.
To manually insert smart quotes, press the following keys at the same time: