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Registered Trade Mark ® symbol in Word and Office

How to insert the Registered Trade Mark ® symbol as text or icon 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 ® in Word and Outlook

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

 Ctrl + Alt + R

Also (r) or (R) convert to the ® character. This is setup by default in AutoCorrect

Alternately, use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 00AE  then Alt + X or AE then Alt + X

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.)

Icons to make Registered Trade Mark ®

Modern Office has Insert | Icons, search for ‘registered’ and two icons will appear, solid and outline. Either can be changed to different colors and effects.

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Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

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


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 

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

Or  Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.   Start typing ” Register ” 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.

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

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