How Do I Insert a Registered Trademark Symbol in a Mac Code?

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How Do I Insert a Registered Trademark Symbol in a Mac Code?
Add trademarks on a Mac. (Jason Reed/Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

When using a company's name or trademark adding a registered trademark symbol, a circled "R" in a superscript style, may be required. Marketers will take this further and add an unregistered trademark symbol, a superscript "TM," to product names, and a copyright symbol, a circled "C," to any published writing. However, if you look on a Mac's keyboard, you will notice that these symbols do not exist. Because Apple understands that these brand-protecting popular symbols need to be entered quickly, it has included shortcut keys.

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Instructions

    Shortcut Keys

  1. 1

    Open the document or program to which you want to add the symbol, such as TextEdit or Pages.

  2. 2

    Press "Option" and "2" simultaneously to add an unregistered trademark (™) symbol.

  3. 3

    Press "Option" and "R" simultaneously to add a registered trademark (®) symbol.

  4. 4

    Press "Option" and "G" simultaneously to add a copyright (©) symbol.

    Symbol and Text Substitution in Snow Leopard

  1. 1

    Select "System Preferences" from the Apple menu. Click on "Language & Text" or "International."

  2. 2

    Select the "Text" tab. Review the symbols that are activated in the "Symbol and Text Substitution." You can add your own shortcuts by clicking on the plus sign.

  3. 3

    Press (R) to add a registered trademark symbol to your document if you have this option activated in the "Symbol & Text Substitution" preferences.

  4. 4

    Press TM to add an unregistered trademark symbol to your document if you have this option activated in the "Symbol & Text Substitution" preferences.

  5. 5

    Press (C) to add a copyright symbol to your document if you have this option activated in the "Symbol & Text Substitution" preferences.

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