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    I have noticed how people will write out the word 'degree' because no one is aware how to make the '' symbol. It is simple: press down the 'Alt' button, while doing that punch in '167', release the 'Alt' button, voila the degree '' symbol will appear.

    Another symbol is the cents '' symbol. Simply press down the 'Alt' button with one hand, punch in the numbers 155, release the 'Alt' button and like magic the cent '' symbol will appear.

    I hope this helps someone, it is just a little knowledge and timesaver.

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    cool. learned something new today.

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    That is so cool.
    tee hee it works. Thank you soooooo much.

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    didnt know that, thanks

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    those are so cool....and not to sound greedy...got anymore??

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    Thanks!

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    :D

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    well, it may be helpful to some, but i got neither degree nor cents to my name, so i don go talking or tiping about neither. lOl

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    hmm...it just sends me to another tab..

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    mmmmm doesn't work for my laptop. All I get is my wrong move sound. lol Imagine that... darn computers.. lol

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    Now aren't you smart?? :) :) Thanks so MUCH!!

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    Thank you :D:D:D
    Is there a website that has these all listed out?

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    Wow, thanks!
    Now if I can just remember those when I need them. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I have noticed how people will write out the word 'degree' because no one is aware how to make the '' symbol. It is simple: press down the 'Alt' button, while doing that punch in '167', release the 'Alt' button, voila the degree '' symbol will appear.

    Another symbol is the cents '' symbol. Simply press down the 'Alt' button with one hand, punch in the numbers 155, release the 'Alt' button and like magic the cent '' symbol will appear.

    I hope this helps someone, it is just a little knowledge and timesaver.
    Boo hoo, I can't make it work - is it because I have Windows XP?

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    Go to programs, then the accessories folder, then system tools and you'll find a whole charactor map with all sorts of stuff.

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    Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythreesuns
    mmmmm doesn't work for my laptop. All I get is my wrong move sound. lol Imagine that... darn computers.. lol
    Mine did the same thing if I used the number keys above the "qwerty" alphabet keys. However, when I used the numbers on the number pad, it worked for me. Might want to try that. However, after reading further down in the post I found how to get to a whole lot of special symbols. Now to remember how to get there when I need it.

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    I do not have the number pad on the side..only on the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythreesuns
    I do not have the number pad on the side..only on the top.
    Did you look in system tools to see if you have a character map?

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    Now to find that character map. Thanks!

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    cool- but i will probably never remember which numbers i'm supposed to hit, and will probably not come looking for this post 3 weeks from now when i'm trying to tell someone how cold it is outside :)
    wish it could be easy...ya know, the alt part is fine...but then 3 different numbers and symbols? to me it's just easier to write degree or cents then to try to figure out which numbers those are...unless there is some way to make a notation on the computer itself with a list of those...hmmmmm
    thanks though, i always figured there was some way

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    Well the first two are what I got by using the number pad with the ALT key. The rest are three digit combos witht he ALT key. My son's gf spells her name with so i learned something very personally useful.

    xoefg◙hijox

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    cool- but i will probably never remember which numbers i'm supposed to hit, and will probably not come looking for this post 3 weeks from now when i'm trying to tell someone how cold it is outside :)
    wish it could be easy...ya know, the alt part is fine...but then 3 different numbers and symbols? to me it's just easier to write degree or cents then to try to figure out which numbers those are...unless there is some way to make a notation on the computer itself with a list of those...hmmmmm
    thanks though, i always figured there was some way
    It is easy. It's on your character map in system tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I have noticed how people will write out the word 'degree' because no one is aware how to make the '' symbol. It is simple: press down the 'Alt' button, while doing that punch in '167', release the 'Alt' button, voila the degree '' symbol will appear.

    Another symbol is the cents '' symbol. Simply press down the 'Alt' button with one hand, punch in the numbers 155, release the 'Alt' button and like magic the cent '' symbol will appear.

    I hope this helps someone, it is just a little knowledge and timesaver.
    thanks

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    Darn-doesn't work on mine either! I also have XP.

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