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To type the copyright symbol on a Mac, press and hold down the Option key and press the g key. The Option + g key combination will type the copyright symbol with “C” inside a circle on a Mac. This keyboard shortcut will work on any program, including in Mail, Microsoft Word, Pages, Keynotes, and more.
Copyright symbol on Mac
The copyright symbol, also known as the “C” inside a circle, signifies the rightful ownership of a phrase, word, or image by a company or person. You’ll often find the copyright symbol on description pages of books, on title sections for items such as computer software, recorded music, magazines, and newspapers.
Take a look at your Macbook keyboard, and you’ll quickly realize there is no keypad you can use to type the copyright symbol. The easiest way to type a copyright symbol on Mac is to press and hold down the Option key and press the g key on the keyboard. Pressing the Option + g key simultaneously will make the copyright symbol “©” appear.
Copy and paste the copyright symbol from elsewhere
If you ever want to type a symbol on a Mac such as the copyright symbol and you’re unsure what keyboard shortcut to use, look for a website or online document with the symbol you want. Highlight the symbol, right-click it, and then select Copy or highlight and press Ctrl + C together. Next, move over to the page you want to insert the symbol, right-click your mouse and click Paste or press Ctrl + V together.
To use your keyboard to copy-paste a symbol on a Mac computer, hold down the Command key on your keyboard and then press the C key. Next, go to the page you want to insert the symbol and paste it by holding the Command key and pressing V.
Copyright symbol using Mac keyboard
- Press and hold down the Option button on your Mac keyboard.
- While still pressing the Option key, simultaneously press the g key.
- Release the buttons. The copyright symbol with “C” inside a circle will appear.