- Word 2010 includes shortcuts for common symbols like trademark ( ™ ), copyright ( © ), or registered trademark ( ® ) through its user-configurable "AutoCorrect" options.
- Type "(c)" to insert a copyright: closing the parenthesis expands it into the symbol.
Note: press Shift+Left to highlight the symbol and hit Ctrl+Shift++ to make it superscript!
- Type "(tm)" to add a trademark symbol: Word expands it after the final parenthesis.
- Type "(r)" to enter a registered trademark symbol in your document.
Tip: hit Ctrl+Z to undo after the closing parenthesis to revert to the original expression.
- Because they are so common, Microsoft Word also assigned dedicated keyboard shortcuts to these symbols - also available as Windows "Alt Key" shortcuts: press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard, and type the corresponding digits on your numerical keypad.
Tip: you can use Alt+Number if you've mapped "Ctrl-Alt" shortcuts to other Windows functions and programs, or don't have a numerical keypad on your current computer.
- To prevent Word from auto-completing these symbols, click on "File" and select "Options".
- Select "Proofing" on the left and click the "AutoCorrect Options" button.
- Click to select the symbols you don't like, and click the "Delete" button. Click "OK" to close that dialog and "OK" again in Options to return to Word. You can always re-add them later.
Tip: to add other symbols, select the Ribbon's "Insert" tab, and click on "Symbol" (right).