Registered Trade Mark ® symbol in Word and Office

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How to insert the Registered Trade Mark ® currency symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Registered Trade Mark  ® not to be confused with the Unregistered Trade Mark  ™  symbol

Registered Trade Mark ® codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Registered Trade Mark or ®

Decimal: 174  Hex:   00AE

Web:   ® or ® or ®

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Registered Trade Mark ® in Word and Outlook

The Registered Trade Mark ®  has an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

 Ctrl + Alt + R

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 00AE  then Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the  Registered Trade Mark symbol.

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In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the degree character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 174   or  Alt + 00AE

Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases.

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Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, press Option + R  to enter the Registered Trade Mark  ® symbol.

Or  Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.   Start typing ” Registered ” and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.

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Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

Office for Mac has an ‘Advanced’ Insert Symbol feature which can display symbols like Registered Trade Mark.

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