Word: Shortcut to Insert Trademark Symbol into Word Document

Posted November 12, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Microsoft Office

I frequently document trademark material. Here is the fastest ways to do so.

Inserting symbols into a Word document can be a tedious process. Fortunately, there are shortcuts which make using them much easier.

To insert a trademark symbol into Word quickly, you can use one of the following methods:

1. Type (TM) which Word will convert automatically to the ™ symbol.

2. Using the ascii method, follow the steps below:
a- Hold down ALT.
b- On your keypad, type 0153.
c- Let go of ALT.
As soon as you let go of ALT, you should see the ™ symbol.

This works on web pages as well.

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  • http://twitter.com/slidecoach Alessandra Cimatti

    and typing (c) inserts the copyright symbol.

  • Anonymous

    Very much thank you .I was trying 2 do a ™ above letters i was not sucessful. But due to u i have got it. Thank You very much.


  • http://www.facebook.com/pratiekk Pratiek Dhadha

    thanks it was really simple ….and well explained !

  • Jorwin

    actually on a mac you just press (alt 2 ) and it comes up but thanks for the help!

  • Guest

    It doesnt work

  • Shank

    Thank you for your solution. It works in notepad too.

  • Susan

    Wow, how easy. How much time did I lose looking for TM in all the fonts. Thanks. This is now a favorite website.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! Glad we could help!

  • Kenlyinc

    That was easy! (Borrowed from Staples™)

    • Frank

      you don’t may put tm after evry word ore name only if you have registerd it and you dit not redgister staples ore dit you ?

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  • Bobblesandthings

    it worked along with the the copyright .thank you

  • anonymoose

    Thank you very much it worked a treat!

  • Salt Lake City Movers

    Thanks for the TM advice,it sounds very simple.How would it be possible to type in another trademark sign as R in circle?Thanks.

  • Ganesh Batchu

    Here are few more useful commands

    Alt + 0153… trademark symbol

    Alt + 0169…… copyright symbol

    Alt + 0174……. .registered trademark symbol

    Alt + 0176 ……… .degree symbol

  • Alex

    cheers for the help