How to Insert a Copyright Symbol on a PowerPoint Slide

Use a menu or keyboard shortcut to add a copyright symbol to your presentation

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If your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation contains copyrighted material, you may want to indicate that fact by inserting the copyright symbol © onto your slides. You can do this with a keyboard shortcut or through the Emoji and Symbols menu.

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Using the PowerPoint AutoCorrect Keyboard Shortcut

Copyright Basics

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PowerPoint AutoCorrect includes an entry specifically for adding the copyright symbol to a slide. This shortcut is faster to use than the symbols menu.

Add a Copyright Symbol

Type (c). This simple keyboard shortcut switches the typed text (c) to the © symbol on a PowerPoint slide.

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Inserting Symbols and Emoji

PowerPoint comes with a large library of symbols and emoji for use on slides. In addition to the familiar smiley faces, hand signals, food, and activity emoji, you can access arrows, boxes, stars, hearts, and math symbols.

Adding Symbols and Emoji to PowerPoint

  1. Click on a slide in the position where you want to add a symbol.
  2. Click Edit in the menu bar and choose Emoji and Symbols from the drop-down menu.
  3. To locate the copyright symbol, in the window that opens, start typing "copyright" in the search field and then select the copyright symbol from the results.
  4. If you are looking for a different symbol, scroll through the collections of emoji and symbols or click on an icon at the bottom of the window to jump to symbols such as Bullets/Stars, Technical Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Pictographs, and Sign Symbols.
  5. Click any symbol to apply it to the slide.