Hi El Tigre,
The degree symbol will work using the numeric keyboard only. However, press the Alt + 248 to get the degree symbol or click on start> in search box type in ‘charmap’ and hit Enter, you will get a character map box in that you will get the degree symbol.
Please let me know if this helps.
Alt + 248 does not work.
I could paste using the symbol under "charmap' but that is not user friendly.
There is not a numerical keypad hidden in the laptop keyboard?