Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Copyright Mark.

Inserting a Copyright Mark

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated September 17, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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There are a number of special symbols that are often used in the course of creating a document. One common symbol is the copyright mark, which is a small letter C surrounded by a circle. Copyright marks are easy to add to your document, assuming you are using a version of Word that has AutoCorrect and that it hasn't been turned off or modified. If this is the case, you should be able to type a lowercase C surrounded by parentheses—as in (c)—and Word will automatically change the three characters to a copyright mark.

If you have AutoCorrect turned off, there are a number of other ways you can insert a copyright mark. If you use the keyboard a lot, you can simply press Ctrl+Alt+C. If you prefer to use the mouse, you can follow these steps:

  1. Display the Symbol dialog box by choosing Symbol from the Insert menu.
  2. Click on the Special Characters tab. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Special Characters tab of the Symbol dialog box.

  4. Choose Copyright from the list of available characters.
  5. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1474) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting a Copyright Mark.

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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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2014-07-31 20:20:02

OldHandTam

I've turned off AutoCorrect for this and many other things, now attempting to find the secret turning-off location systemwide. This feature is frustrating and annoying when it is necessary to type a "C" in actual parentheses, for instance in relation to legal citations or outlines.


2014-05-07 08:29:25

Roy Taylor

I find ALT 0169 (on the numeric key pad) an alternative method.


2014-05-03 12:21:36

Gillian

Excellent tip on the copyright symbol. It was clear, brief and it made me wonder why aren't other computer guidelines written with such clarity.
Thanks.


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