Put the Sound Recording Copyright ℗ or Circled P character into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Sound Recording Copyright ℗ symbol (aka Circled P ) is used to mark musical copyright. The ‘P’ stands for ‘Phonogram’ or the modern ‘Phonorecord’ (a broad term for any sound storage from wax cylinders or records through to hard drives).
It’s a specialist version of the general Copyright symbol © (in Word: Ctrl +
Alt + C or (c) )
How Sound Recording Copyright ℗ looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Sound Recording Copyright ℗ looks in common Office fonts.
Sound Recording Copyright ℗ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Sound Recording Copyright or ℗
Decimal: 8471 Hex: 2117
Web: ℗ or ℗ or ℗
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Sound Recording Copyright ℗ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2117 + 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 Sound Recording Copyright symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Sound Recording Copyright ℗ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8471
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Sound Recording Copyright ℗ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Sound Recording Copyright “ or just “Copyright” or “Sound” and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.
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