do you get the degree symbol in the field in Excel? Is it in a different font than the other characters in the field? What's the field format in Excel?
It might be necessary to add the degree symbol in Word, somehow splitting the field in Excel. It's a rather interesting problem, but you surely don't give enough information for me to try to reproduce it.
I am using MSWord 2000 and Excel 2000 on a pc running windows xp. I have successfully generated complex labels from a complex spreadsheet using mail merge but have one problem. Some labels require latitude and longitude designations but the degree symbol in the xl spreadsheet is translated to a blank space in the merged Word document. I don't know if this is a general problem with symbols or is specific to the degree symbol. Any insight or help with this would be greatly appreciated.