How to add a copyright symbol on a Windows computer

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The copyright symbol, alternatively called a copyright sign, indicates that you own the legal rights to make and distribute any item. Like most things today, the concept of copyrights has also been carried over to the digital world.

 And it makes perfect sense.

With so much content and creators out there, copyright is precisely what protects your work from getting stolen from individuals and other companies. Luckily, if you’re a Windows user, you’d be glad to find that a feature to add copyright symbols is also available on your PC. In what follows, we’ll go over two methods to insert copyright on your Windows.

How to add a copyright on Windows PC

Adding a copyright symbol to your Windows doesn’t have to be complicated. And Microsoft has made sure that this is precisely the case.

Apart from a host of emojis and stickers that you can add with a few shortcuts, through Alt code adding a copyright symbol on your Windows is even easier. Here’s how:

Take your cursor anywhere you’d like to insert the copyright sign and press the Alt key. And, while you hold the alt key, press the “0160” keys using the alphanumeric keys from your keyboard.

Release the Alt key, and that’s it—the copyright symbol will be inserted into your document.

Insert a copyright symbol on Windows without a keypad

While the above method with alphanumeric keys will work in most cases, you may sometimes have to rely on going without a keypad. In situations like that, follow the steps below:

  • Press the Fn + NumLk to turn on the Num Lock key.
  • Locate the numeric keys on your keyboard.
    If you don’t see any specific num lock keys, try the following keys on your Windows:
    M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, 9=9.
  • Now, press and hold the Alt key and type 0169 on the numeric keys.

Finally, release all the keys, and if you did everything as laid out above, you’d see the copyright symbol in your document.

Adding a copyright symbol on a Windows computer

Copyright makes your soft documents “yours”—at least on the internet. It clearly signals that what you have to offer shouldn’t be used for free, or at the very least, without a citation. 

We hope one of the methods from above did the trick for you, and you can insert copyright symbols on your Windows documents freely.