Create A Copyright Symbol In Word 2010

There is an easy way to insert a copyright symbol in your Word documents, and there is a hard way. Let’s look at the hard way first!

Most things that you insert in Microsoft Word reside on the Insert menu, and indeed there is a Symbol command found there.

Insert A Copyright Symbol In Word

So even the “hard” method is a simple case of clicking Insert > Symbol > Copyright Sign.

However, there is an even easier way to insert a copyright symbol – providing that you have the appropriate autocorrect settings. Unless you have changed your autocorrect settings, Word will replace “(c)” with the copyright symbol.

If you click the File tab > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options (the button at the top of the window), you should see the following AutoCorrect window:

Autocorrect Copyright Symbol In Word

The very first entry in the table instructs Word to replace the text “(c)” with the copyright symbol. If you decide that you don’t want Word to make this replacement, click on the line to select it and then click on the Delete button.

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