Inserting a Copyright Mark

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 displaying the Insert tab of the ribbon, clicking Symbol, and then More Symbols (Word 2007) or choosing Symbol from the Insert menu (older versions of Word).
    2. Click on the Special Characters tab.

Figure 1. The Special Characters tab of the Symbol dialog box.

  1. Choose Copyright from the list of available characters.
  2. Click on OK.