Hi, am just starting a proofreading course so am navigating my way around Acrobat Reader DC for the first time. I am using the commenting tools in the pdf to correct text, but within that I can not find how to insert a degree symbol. I can find it on Word and have googled for results but some of the answers such as ALT + 0176 doesn't work in acrobat reader..help!
Try copy/paste from Word as your first step. Not all fonts have a degree sign but you can try it. Alt keystrokes should also work If the font is ok and you do it right.
You said an alternative solution. It varies depending on the operating system people are using.
Degree Symbol on PC: Hold down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176 or Alt+ 248
on Mac: Press Option Shift 8.
On my dell latitude 5400 the keyboard shortcut is fn/alt MJ7O.
Do you have Adobe Reader Pro DC because the tool 'EDIT PDF' is only for the Pro version.
There is actually no product called Adobe Reader Pro DC. It is Acrobat Pro DC.
Thanks for the replies! Can copy and paste from Word but is time consuming. I've just discovered character map on my laptop from which I can get the symbol, still no joy with a keyboard shortcut but this is relatively quick so will do for now.
The keyboard shortcut Alt+0176 works fine for me on Windows. Things to bear in mind
1. Hold down ALT throughout the typing (do not release it between digits); the sign appears when you release the ALT key.
2. You must use the numeric keypad NOT the regular digits
3. Sometimes the Num Lock has to be on or off (not sure about this one)
Thanks. But Ive just discovered on Word its
Alt + 248. Still doesn't work on adobe but using the character map is ok.
Thanks. But Ive just discovered on Word its Alt + 248. Still doesn't work on adobe but using the character map is ok.
Where did you see that a degree symbol is Alt + 0248? That's the code for Ø.
Check that you are using the Numeric keypad and that Numlock is on.
This is a screenshot from Word for Alt + 0248. (You have to add the leading zero.)
Back in the DOS days it was easy to find a list of these codes. One way to do it now is to go to Word and choose Insert Symbol.
In the bottom right, choose ASCII Decimal and get the Character Code that will work in all Windows programs (plus DOS, of course).
On an English language system Alt+0176 and Alt+248 are equivalent. Not Alt+0248.
Details: Alt+number without leading zero gives a number in code page 850 (Code page 850 - Wikipedia )
Alt+zero+number gives a number in code page 1252 (Windows-1252 - Wikipedia )
History and more choices: Alt code - Wikipedia
Okay—good to know the 248 and 0248. (Not one I use, but good to know!)
And now that I'm sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office, I see that I basically duplicated your earlier post, and I apologize, @Test_Screen_Name.
Better two posts than none! I do that all the time...
Yes, so many times I carefully craft a message and by the time I post, someone has done so just ahead of me. Or vice versa.
And once again Jive is not picking up names with spaces.