How to Add Copyright, Trademark, and Registered Symbol to a Document on Windows

You can insert special symbols on Windows by pressing its Alt Code on a numeric keypad. Or, press Windows+. to use the emoji keyboard.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 19, 2023

You can insert special symbols on Windows by pressing its Alt Code on a numeric keypad. Or, press Windows+. to use the emoji keyboard.

The symbols are a hint to others that something is protected by law. Windows keyboards do not have a dedicated key to quickly insert the symbol. But there’s a keyboard shortcut for the Windows operating system.

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Using a Numeric Keyboard

The quickest way to insert a copyright, trademark, or registered symbol in your document is to use its Alt Code.

Note: You can only use this shortcut if your keyboard has a numeric keypad, which is usually to the right of the keyboard. You can not use this shortcut with the numbers at the top of the keyboard.

First, place the cursor where you would like to insert the symbol.

Next, press and hold the Alt key. For the copyright symbol © press “0169” using the numeric keypad. Once you release the Alt key, the copyright symbol will be inserted. Repeat the above for the trademark symbol using “0153” and for the registered symbol ® using “0174“.

Without a Numeric Keyboard

If your Windows PC does not have a numeric keypad, you can use the emoji keyboard instead. Press Windows+. to open the emoji keyboard.

First, tap the symbol icon at top of the emoji keyboard. Then tap the appropriate emoji to insert it. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting a symbol from the emoji keyboard

You can also insert many other symbols via the keyboard shortcut or the emoji keyboard.

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