Superscripted Registered Trademark Symbol

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 17, 2016)

Harvey noticed that when he is typing along in Word, he can create a registered trademark symbol (circled R) by typing (r). It is AutoCorrect that takes care of this change, but the resulting symbol is not superscripted as Harvey wants it to be.

You can easily correct this problem by simply changing the AutoCorrect entry to a formatted entry. Follow these steps:

  1. Highlight the registered trademark symbol that results when you type (r).
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift++ (that's Ctrl, Shift, and the plus sign). The symbol is superscripted, and it should still be selected.
  3. Choose AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu. Word displays the AutoCorrect tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The AutoCorrect tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

  5. In the Replace box, type (r). The With box should already be filled in with the registered trademark symbol if you had it selected in step 1.
  6. Make sure the Formatted Text option is selected.
  7. Click Replace. Word asks you if you want to replace the existing AutoCorrect definition.
  8. Click Yes. The old definition is replaced.
  9. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Now, when you type (r), the characters will be replaced with a superscripted registered trademark symbol.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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