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Assuming you have auto-correct enabled, type (+c+) Also works with (+r+) for the Registered symbol, and (+t+) for the Trademarked symbol [shout out to dissemin8or]. Note: The above are case insensitive.


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On Windows: Press Ctrl + Alt + C to insert © (copyright symbol). Tested with MS Word 2016. As commented by @Richard: Another way is to hold down Alt and type numpad digits 0169, then release Alt button. This work anywhere not only in MS Word.


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On Windows 10, regardless of what application is running, you can bring up an "emoji keyboard" which also contains many useful symbols: Hold down the Windows/flag key, and press the . or ; key. The window that pops up is split into three main sections along the top: Graphical emojis (marked 🙂) Text-based emoticons/smileys/kaomoji (marked ;-) ...


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Posting this in addition to the other great answers, since it works for any symbol: On the ribbon, "Insert" > "Symbol" > "Copyright Sign" (see "Special Characters" tab for Shortcut keys) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/insert-a-symbol-in-word-2a061ae9-5a6c-4407-b618-8dc3c9fd4f44


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Just to add another method in Windows not mentioned in other answers, you can use the Character Map app: Start > Windows Accessories > Character Map or from the Run prompt: WinKey + R > charmap It contains all the characters for all the installed fonts in a GUI app that you can select, copy to the clipboard and paste anywhere in Windows that accepts ...


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Mac instructions For completeness, on a Mac, you can use Option-G to make the copyright © symbol. PS: Option-2 is the trademark ™ symbol and Option-R is the registered trademark ® symbol. Note: these are built-in to OSX so work in any application


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Not specific to Word, but another option that applies to all applications is character composition. For instance you might use the sequence (compose)CO for ©, (compose)e' for é, (compose)!? for ‽, and so on, where AtlGr is usually used as the compose key on a standard English keyboard layout. The advantage of this approach is being able to easily define ...


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I see you question has been well answered, but here are two more ideas that work not IN but WITH Word, and are expansible to accommodate any symbol/ character. The Neanderthal solution (which I use all the time): Keep all the strange characters you like in a text file I call SymPal.txt (symbol palette), and place a shortcut on your desktop. Mine starts ...


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Another method is simply to press and hold Alt whilst typing Num1Num8Num4. This works in all programs in Windows – including Notepad and your browser’s address bar – and has been a standard key combination since at least Windows 95, if my memory serves me well. To get the ® symbol, do the same, but with Num1Num6Num9. To get the ™ symbol, do the same, but ...


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The default autocorrection mappings turn (C) into © for you as you type. Word has had that built-in for at least ten years now.


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You may block Ctrl+W on any browser using the free AutoHotkey. Use the following example script for Chrome: SetTitleMatchMode, 2 ; title can contain string anywhere to match #IfWinActive, Chrome ; title contains "Chrome" ^w::return ; ignore Ctrl-W After installing AutoHotKey, put the above text in a .ahk file and ...


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You can use Vivaldi for this. Vivaldi is a Chrome based browser, but in the settings, there is a keyboard tab where you can define every keyboard shorcut you wish to use (or in this case, not use). In the TAB section, Close tab is set to both Ctrl+W and Ctrl+F4, but if you hover your mouse on that row, an x appears at the right which you can use to clear the ...


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If Reaper will let you assign a shortcut other than WIN+TAB to the desired function: do that. That's the easiest way to avoid conflicting shortcuts. Here's what looks like an old article about that. I assume Reaper still lets you change shortcuts. I suggest downloading Windows PowerToys (search for that and you'll get their github page, software by ...


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Install the Chrome extension "Disable keyboard shortcuts", by Benjamin Barenblat. (You may also view the source code, if you wish.) Visit the URL: chrome://extensions/shortcuts If you're on Windows, assign Control+Shift+W to do nothing in Chrome. (If you're on Mac OS, assign Cmd+Shift+W instead.)


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