Tech Tip #59: Shortkey for the Copyright Symbol

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: How do you create the copyright symbol in Word?

A: It’s easier than you’d think. Hold down the Alt key and press 0169. Use the keypad with the num lock on–don’t use the number row. I could not get this to work until someone pointed out that you must use the keypad. Duh.

This not only works in Office, but lots of other places, ©–like WordPress. Cool, huh?

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, an Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.


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4 thoughts on “Tech Tip #59: Shortkey for the Copyright Symbol

  1. Very cool! What a clever lady you are Jacqui!

    • I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to figure out I had to use the keypad, not the number row! OMG.

      • Tammie Colling

        what is a copyright symbol — when I tried this my paper turned into two … Not sure what this is for

        thank you for all the tech tips they have been very very helpful.

      • ©–Here it is. It even worked on WordPress. Hold the Alt key down while you type 0169 with the keypad. I use it to show my work is protected.

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