Insert or Type a Copyright, Trademark (TM) or Registered Trademark Symbol in a Microsoft Word Document
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated April 8, 2021
Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)
You can insert the copyright, trademark (TM) or registered trademark symbol in a Microsoft Word document using the Insert Symbol command or by using keyboard shortcuts. In this article, we'll review 3 ways to insert these symbols in Word.
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1. Inserting a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using Insert Symbol
You can use the Insert Symbol command to insert special characters in Word documents.
To insert a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using Insert Symbol:
- Click where you want to insert the symbol.
- Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
- In the Symbols group, click Symbol. A drop-down menu appears.
- Click More Symbols. A dialog box appears. In Word, there are two tabs at the top of the dialog box.
- Click the Special Characters tab.
- Click the special character you would like to insert.
- Click Insert.
- Click Close.
Below is the Insert Symbol dialog box in Word with the Special Characters tab selected:
You can insert many other special characters using Insert Symbol including accents and Wingdings characters.
2. Inserting a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using keyboard shortcuts
You can also use Ctrl keyboard shortcuts to insert special characters or symbols as follows:
- Copyright – press Ctrl + Alt + C
- Registered trademark – press Ctrl + Alt + R
- Trademark – press Ctrl + Alt + T
3. Inserting a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using AutoCorrect shortcuts
Another alternative is to use AutoCorrect keyboard shortcuts to insert the symbols as follows:
- Copyright – type (C) and press the Spacebar
- Registered tradement – type (R) and press the Spacebar
- Trademark – type (TM) and press the Spacebar
AutoCorrect is a proofing tool that also controls the capitalization of the first letter of a sentence as well as other defaults in Word documents.
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