How to make the TM symbol

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How to make the TM symbol
You can create a TM symbol. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The ™ symbol identifies a trademark. A trademark is a word or phrase that shows ownership and distinguishes a brand, whether it is a service or a product, from competitors. There is no ™ key on a computer keyboard, and the symbol is typically created in upper case letters in a superscript font. There are some options, however, that allow for the creation of the ™ symbol as presented in this paragraph, including the use of codes and shortcuts.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make a ™ symbol in Microsoft Word. Type the letters TM onto a Word document. Select the text, right-click and choose "Font."

  2. 2

    Click on the "Font" tab of the dialogue. Select "Small Caps" and "Superscript" in the "Effects" section. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

  3. 3

    Select the text again and press the keyboard shortcut "Alt-F3." The "Create AutoText" dialogue box will open. Type a shortcut for the entry, such as (tm), and press "OK" to save the entry. When (tm) is typed in a Word document, the ™ symbol will appear after pressing "Enter."

  4. 4

    In Microsoft Word, Publisher and other similar programs, go to the "Insert" menu and click "Symbol." Find the ™ symbol in the list, select it and insert it.

  5. 5

    Make the ™ symbol on a website or other location using Unicode. Press and hold down the "Alt" key and type "0153." When the Alt key is released, the ™ symbol will appear.

Tips and warnings

  • Use the calculator-style numeric keys on the right side of the keyboard for the Unicode option to work correctly.

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