5 Ways to Insert Trademark Symbol in Documents
Trademark is one of the most used symbols on documents. This symbol is generally used to indicate the image or text that is the trademark of the specified company. This means you should use the content only with the approval from the owner company. The default keyboard on both Windows and Mac does not have a key to insert trademarks symbols in documents. Therefore, here are the ways to insert trademark symbol on Microsoft Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We also explained how to insert trademark on MacBook documents like Pages, Keynotes and Number.
Microsoft Office Documents in Windows
1. Using Symbols Menu
Open any of the Microsoft Office documents, Go to ‘Insert > Symbols’ menu. On Word you will see the frequently used symbols and look forsymbol and click ‘Insert’ button. If you don’t find the symbol in frequently used list then again click on the “Symbol” to open the “Symbols” popup. Once you insert, it will be visible under “Insert > Symbols” section as a frequently used symbol.
On Excel and PowerPoint you will see the “Symbols” chart when you click on the menu “Insert > Symbols”. Here you will see all available symbols that you can insert on your documents. Go to the “Special Characters” tab and search for trademark. Select the symbol and click “Insert” button to add the symbol on your document.
This should work on all Office versions and across all Windows operating systems. On PowerPoint, you will not see the “Special Characters” tab, you should search the symbol within the chart.
2. Using Alt Code
Simply hold on of the alt keys and then press the 0153 number keys on your numeric pad to insert trademark symbol quickly. This is generally called alt code shortcut or alt + decimal code shortcut.
This shortcut will work on all Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Windows based PC. The only problem is you should have a keyboard with separate numeric pad which is unlikely on most of the recent laptops.
Also you can use alt + 8482 shortcuts to insert trademark symbol in Word and PowerPoint.
3. Using Hexadecimal Code
On Microsoft Word, you can use another trick to insert trademark. Unicode or hexadecimal codes are easier to insert shortcuts when you do not have a keyboard with numeric pad. The hexadecimal equivalent of 8482 is 2122. Type 2122 and then press one of the alt keys and x key. You will see the decimal value 2122 is now converted into a ™ symbol.
4. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Position the cursor on the document where you want to insert trademark symbol. Press “Ctrl + Alt + T” keys and you will see the trademark symbol is inserted.
5. Copy & Paste
The last option is to copy the symbol from the web or other documents and paste it on your document. If the symbol displays incorrectly, ensure to check the font you are using. Fonts like Windings and Webdings will change the character display. So ensure to use the generic fonts like Arial, Calibri, etc. to see the symbol is displayed properly.
Insert Trademark Symbol on Mac Office Documents
If you have Office package on MacBook then follow the below instructions to insert trademark symbol.
On Word – press one of the alt or options keys and then 2.
On Word, go to “Insert > Symbols > Advanced Symbols…” to open symbols chart similar to Windows. Here you can find the trademark under symbols tab or look for under special characters tab.
On Word, Excel and PowerPoint – go to the menu “Insert > Symbols” and choose trademark under “Trade” dropdown.
Insert Trademark on Apple iWork Documents
If you use iWork documents like Pages, Keynote and Numbers on MacBook, you can simply press “option/alt + 2” keys to insert trademark symbol. Learn more alt code shortcuts for Mac.
You can also go to the menu “Edit > Emoji & Symbols” or press “Control + Command + Spacebar” to open Character Viewer. Search for “trademark” and insert the symbol on your documents.