How to insert the Degree Fahrenheit ℉ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Degree Fahrenheit ℉ symbol is used as the unit for the Fahrenheit temperature scale.
It’s a single character that’s a combination of the degree symbol and capital F.
There’s a matching Degree Celsius ℃ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
How Degree Fahrenheit ℉ looks in different fonts
Here’s some examples of how Degree Fahrenheit ℉ looks in common Office fonts. Notice the kerning or overlap where the degree sign is close to the letter.
Compare that with separate degree symbol and letter, below. There’s no kerning between the two characters or, in human speak there more a space between the characters.
℉ not recommended
While Degree ℉ is in the Unicode character list, it’s not recommended by the Unicode Consortium. According to them the symbol is there for compatibility with Chinese and other Eastern languages.
Despite that edict, the better kerning makes the single character ℉ a nicer looking choice especially in large font sizes for signs or slides. Use ℉ when it suits you, the Unicode police 🚔won’t chase you down😎
Degree Fahrenheit ℉ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Degree Fahrenheit or ℉
Decimal: 8457 Hex: 2109
Web: ℉ or ℉
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Degree Fahrenheit ℉ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2109 + Alt + X
Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Degree Fahrenheit symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Degree Fahrenheit ℉ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8457
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Degree Fahrenheit ℉ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Degree “and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.