The copyright symbol (©) is used to denote the copyright status of a work, indicating that the creator holds the exclusive legal right to use, publish, and distribute their work.
This symbol is commonly found in publications, digital content, and artistic works to assert copyright ownership.
In this article, I will show you some simple ways to insert Copyright symbol in Excel
Keyboard Shortcut to Insert Copyright Symbol in Excel
Below are the keyboard shortcuts to insert Copyright symbol in Excel:
Copyright Shortcut On Windows in Excel:
Alt + 0169
- Ensure Num Lock is on.
- Hold down the Alt key.
- Type 0169 on the numeric keypad.
- Release the Alt key to insert the copyright symbol.
Note that this can only be used when you have the number keypad. If you don’t, use other methods shown in this article to insert the copyright symbol
Copyright Shortcut On Mac in Excel:
Option + G
- Hold down the Option key.
- Press G.
- Release both keys to insert the copyright symbol.
Manually Typing the Copyright Symbol in Excel
Here is a less-known Excel trick to insert symbols such as copyright in a cell in Excel by manually entering some text.
To do this, enter the below text manually in any cell in Excel, and as soon as you hit the spacebar key or the enter key, it will automatically be converted into the copyright symbol.
This is not case-sensitive, so even if you enter (c), it should still work.
Cool trick, isn’t it?
Inserting Copyright using the Symbol Dialog Box
To insert the Copyright symbol in Excel using the Symbol Dialog Box, follow the below steps:
- Click on the cell where you want to insert the symbol.
- Click the Insert tab on the ribbon.
- Click on Symbol in the Symbols group.
- In the Symbol dialog box, select the Special Character tab.
- Locate and select the copyright symbol (©).
- Click Insert, then close the Symbol dialog box.
Inserting Copyright Symbol using Formula
For Windows, use the below formula:
For Mac, use the below formula:
Copy and Paste the Copyright Symbol into Excel
Below is a table that summarizes all the methods to insert the Copyright symbol in Excel:
|Name of Symbol
|Shortcut for Windows
|Alt + 0169
|Shortcut for Mac
|Option + G
|Inserting using Symbol Dialog Box
|Find © in Symbol dialog box
|Inserting using Formula
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